David J. Pratt

Mar. 24, 1944 - Nov. 10, 2019



     Thursday, November 14, 2019
     11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.


Funeral Service:

     Thursday, November 14, 2019
     1:00 P.M.

     Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home
     & Memorial Service, Inc.



     Maple Grove Cemetery
     Friendship, NY


may be made to:

     SPCA Serving
     Allegany County
     P.O, Box 381
     Wellsville, NY 14895.

David J. Pratt
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather
David J. Pratt, 75, of 6908 County Rd. 31 Friendship, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Jones Memorial Hospital after an illness.

Born on March 24, 1944, in Westerly, Rhode Island, he was a son of William W. and Pearl Park Pratt. On November 12, 1965, in North Stoneington, CT he married his beloved wife of 54 years Laura J. Clark who survives.

David attended Westerly High School. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Brownson.

He had been employed as an Inspector and Machinist for Dresser Rand in Wellsville from which he retired.

David was an Avid Radio Control Plane Pilot and was a charter member of the Wellsville Area Small Planes Society.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, David (Kathi) Pratt of Norwich, CT and Jeff (Dawn) Pratt of Ogden, Utah; a daughter, Lori (Bryan) Swanger of Leonardsville, Kansas; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, William Pratt of Baden, PA and Daniel (Carole) Pratt of Richmond, Rhode Island; two sisters, Rosalie (Bill) Sherron of Ashaway, RI and Donna Litwin of Ashaway, RI; several nieces and nephews and his close friends Joe Persons, Raymond Hoopes, and Ruth and Tad Manske.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Pauline Holland and a brother Joe Park.

Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Calvin Densmore, pastor of Andover Baptist Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, New York.

The family suggests memorials be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, P.O, Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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