Obituary of Glenn W Pratt
Glenn W. Pratt, 91, of Westfield, NY passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa.
He was born on April 28, 1929 in Newport, KY the son of the late Ralph and Reba (Williams) Pratt.
Glenn held many positions through the years. He sold insurance for Prudential for more than 10 years, then he changed companies and worked for American General for a period of time. He switched occupations completely and joined the Norfolk & Southern Railroad as a crossing guard. Glenn also served as the tax assessor for Ripley, NY for many years. His final job was working at Asbury House in Erie, Pa.
Glenn was a member of St. Dominic’s RC Church in Westfield, the Jamestown Harmony Express, where he sang lead for more than twenty years. He volunteered at Westfield Absolut Care as an Ombudsman (patient advocate) for many years. Glenn’s life and work have touched all of us and we will miss him greatly. In his free time, he enjoyed gardening, bowling, and being surrounded by his loving family.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary (Keller) Pratt; five daughters, Sharon (Daniel) Foster of Westfield, Catherine (Roger) DeMarco of Northeast, Pa, Elizabeth (Michael) Cochrane of Westfield, Maria Pratt of Buffalo, NY and Machele (Gregory) French of Williamsville, NY; two sons, William (Rebecca) Pratt of Northeast and John Pratt of Erie, Pa. Twenty-four grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Pratt, a sister Norma Zimmerman and an infant daughter.
As per Glenn’s wishes services will be private. The family suggests memorial contributions in Glenn’s memory to the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue, 7540 N. Gale St, Westfield, NY 14787, or charity of choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield, NY.
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