Live and Facebook memorials for M-A’s Coach Parks

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 24, 2011

Coach Ben Parks at the dedication of field named in his honor

A Facebook page has been created to “Remember Coach Parks” and memorial services are planned. Ben Parks – a football and wrestling coach,  physical educator, trainer, mentor and a community leader for four decades – died on Friday, Aug. 19, at the age of 77.

A public memorial/tribute will take place at Menlo-Atherton High School on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 am. An opportunity to video record remembrances will be available.

A viewing is planned for Monday, Aug. 29 from noon to 9:00 pm at (Cusimano) Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino in Mountain View. Family members will be in attendance. A private family funeral will take place the next day.

An obituary about Coach Parks is in the M-A Bear News.


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