Hector R. Parodi
Hector R. Parodi
  • September 14, 1932 - February 24, 2017
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

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Hector Parodi, 84, of Little Rock, passed away Feb. 24, 2017. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Ismael and Elsa Parodi, he was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alberto Pane.

Hector was a veteran of the Argentine Navy. He moved his young family to Oakland, California, in 1960, in search of the American dream. His successful career included accounting for Jacuzzi, manager of Western Sizzlin and Casa Bonita, and most recently, owner of Leo's Greek Castle, which he sold in 2013.

Hector was fondly referred to as Abo and Mr. Leo. Above all, he loved his family and this country. Always the life of the party; singing, dancing and hamming it up. He had a generous heart, receiving awards from the American Red Cross for his numerous blood donations and from the Humane Society.

Hector is survived by his wife of 59 years, Alicia Parodi; daughters, Gracie Harrell (Gary), Melissa Hawkins (Adam); and five grandchildren; Jeremy (Lindsay), Megan, Alicia, Casey and Kirsten.

The family sincerely thanks Pleasant Valley Nursing Home and Hector’s hospice nurse, Vicky, for their exceptional care and love.

A celebration of his life Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 2 at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pleasant Valley Nursing Home, 12111 Hinson Rd, LR, AR 72212 or the Alzheimer's Association at alz.org. To sign the online guestbook, go to www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com