Parks Odenweller II
Born: April 9, 1940
Died: January 1, 1973
Parks Odenweller was born in Cleveland, Ohio and prepared for Yale at the University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He was a member of Silliman College. Parks was a Mechanical Engineering major and on Dean's List. He was a four year scholarship student and a member of St. Elmo. He won his major "Y" on the Varsity basketball team.
After graduation, Parks was employed as a Systems Engineer for IBM in San Francisco. He resided in San Francisco and in Sausalito, California until returning in 1968 to New York City. He obtained his Masters in Business Administration in September 1970 from Columbia University. At the time of his death on January 1, 1973, at the age of 32, Parks was a financial analyst for the Service Bureau Corporation with offices in Westchester County, New York. He resided in Peekskill, New York with his wife Norma Jean Perreault, a 1963 graduate of Simmons College, and two children, a daughter Leigh born in 1969, and a son Marc born in 1971.
After graduation, Parks was an active member of the Yale Basketball Association, continuing by this participation, his lifelong love for the sport in which he had excelled at Yale.