Please Remember Ralph Parilla in Your Prayers St. Thomas Newsroom April 2, 20131 Comment Please remember in your prayers Ralph Parilla, who died Friday, March 29. Parilla, 98, of Downers Grove, Il., was the father of Peter Parilla, professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and interim chair for the Health and Human Performance Department.Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 6, in Illinois.A guest book and an obituary can be viewed on the Adams-Winterfield & Sullivan Funeral Home website. One Response Peter Parilla April 18, 2013 My family and I would like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of support from members of the St. Thomas community on the death of my father, Ralph Parilla. We really do appreciate the expressions of sympathy and prayers from so many colleagues and friends. Thank you.