Honorable Peter Radley Sprague

Mar. 26, 1930 - May 4, 2023



     Saturday, June 3, 2023
     1:00 - 3:00 P.M

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


Celebration of Life Service:

     Saturday, June 3, 2023
     3:00 P.M.

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



     Cuba Cemetery
     Cuba, NY


may be made to:

     Allegany County Area
     6807 NY 19 North
     Belmont, NY 14813

Honorable Peter Radley Sprague

Honorable Peter Radley Sprague, a former†resident of Cuba, New York and Waverly Ohio, passed away at UPMC Chautauqua in Jamestown on Thursday, May 4, 2023 after a brief illness.

He was born on March 26, 1930, in Lacona, New York, the son of Wendell and Lois Sprague. On August 25, 1951, he married Mary Lou Adsit, who predeceased him on June 16, 2021.

He attended Wooster College and then served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 which included a deployment to Korea. After graduating from Cornell Law School, he moved to Cuba in 1957 and practiced law with Frank Williams, later with Peter Hurlburt, and the Honorable Thomas Brown. During that time, he served as an Allegany County Assistant District Attorney and was and Allegany County Legislator from 1977-1981. He served as Allegany County Judge starting in 1984 and retired in 1997.

One of Peterís major accomplishments was establishing the Allegany County Area Foundation. He was always generous with his time in support of local organizations such as the school, hospital, lake association, Methodist Church and he belonged to the Cuba-Friendship Masonic Lodge # 306 F&AM, and the McKee Tri-Star Chapter #242 Order of the Eastern Star.

Peter is survived by his four children: Elizabeth (the late Frederic) Edwards of Cuba, Catherine (David) Stimson of Westfield, Patricia Kuhrtz of Colonial Beach, Virginia, and James (Lisa) Sprague of Rochester; 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba, on Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 1-3 P.M. with a Celebration of Life Service beginning at 3:00 P.M. Pastor Claudia Little, will officiate.

Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, Cuba, New York.

Memorial donations may be made to the Allegany County Area Foundation, 6807 NY 19 North, Belmont, New York 14813 or by directly going to alleganycountyareafoundation.org.





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