Bob Parsons’ Celebration of Life on April 6, 2018

Sharing this information from my colleague Jane Kolodinski

To:       UVM Community

From:   Jane Kolodinsky, Professor & Chair

Date:    April 3, 2018

Please join us all of us in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics, and Grace Matiru (Bob’s wife) and Jesse Parsons (Bob’s son) and family on Friday, April 6, 3:30-5:30pm in the Livak Ballroom of the UVM Davis Center for a Celebration of Life for Dr. Robert “Bob” Parsons.

Bob, who passed away on February 16, 2018, was known to many, not only in the University community but throughout the agricultural community in the states of Vermont and Pennsylvania, nationally, and internationally.  As a Professor, he worked with untold numbers of students in so many different capacities.  As an Extension Professor, Bob conducted outreach into the agricultural community visiting farms and farmers, conducting workshops and so much more.  He had unforgettable impacts on the lives he touched, and we know that many will want to attend this celebration to recognize his work and influence on our lives.  Please share this invitation with others who may also want to celebrate Bob.

The Celebration will be an informal reception to remember Bob’s contributions to the farmers, his students, his colleagues, and his family and friends.  It will be held on Friday April 6, 2018 from 3:30 – 5:30pm in the Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, 590 Main Street, University of Vermont in Burlington.  For parking on campus, please see the website at:

To support the work Bob was so passionate about, Memorial Gifts may be made out to the UVM Foundation, with “Bob Parsons Memorial Fund” written on the memo line. The address for the UVM Foundation is 411 Main Street, Burlington VT 05401.