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Phocion Samuel Park Jr

October 7, 1944 — July 19, 2023

Phocion breathed his last on July 19 immediately after the recitation of the Divine
Mercy Chaplet.  He was married to Cheryl Seethaler for almost 40 years.  He was a 
loving father to adopted sons: Louis and Phocion III (3 weeks apart in age), who he
called "God's version of twins".
Phocion was born on October 7, 1944 to Phocion S. Park Sr. and Frances
Jeanne Schneider.  While attending the University of St. Thomas, he entered
the Novitiate of the Basilian Fathers and earned a Masters in Divinity.  Then he
chose a different path to serve God as a Psychotherapist for a number of years in
Ontario,Canada and Houston, Tx. He also earned a Masters in History while still
in the order.
He was active in the Knights of Columbus achieving the 4th Degree just in time to
to honor guard Pope John Paul II when he came to San Antonio in 1987.  He was
involved in the Charismatic Renewal for many years.  At the Charismatic Center in 
Houston, he served in various ministries:  Marriage Prep, Extraordinary Minister
of Holy Communion, Healing Prayer, Lectoring, Pro-Life, and Fishers of Men.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, sons Louis (Heather), Phocion III, Granddaughter, Asya,
Sister, Sally (Joe) Peddy, Brother, Peter (Blanca) Park, Sister, Jeanne Park, and 5 nephews
and their children.
Special thanks to Accredited Hospices of America for caring for him in his last days.
In lieu of flowers, you may want to honor him with a donation to Houston Coalition 
for Life, PO Box 301094, Houston, Texas 77230.
All to take place at St. Matthew the Evangelist Church
9915 Hollister, Houston, Tx 77040
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:30 AM  Viewing
11 AM  Rosary
11:30 AM  Holy Mass
Followed by Reception
Private Burial Later
he funeral will be livestreamed:
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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St Matthew's the Evangelist Church

9915 Hollister St, Houston, TX 77040

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