The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

January 25, 2013

Harold "Sonny" Pratt

The Journal-Register

HOLLEY — Harold "Sonny" Pratt, age 80, died January 24, 2013, peacefully at his home, with his loving wife by his side. He was born February 18, 1932, in Holley, a son of the late Milo and Myrtie (Kelly) Pratt and had lived in this area all of his life.

Sonny had served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict and after had served in the Navy Reserves, where he retired after 20 years. He was a member of St. Mary's Church, Holley American Legion Jewell Buckman Post #529, Navy Club of Holley and Brockport, and was a life member of the Holley VFW Post #202. Sonny had retired from S.U.N.Y. Brockport and he enjoyed tinkering in his barn.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother and his sisters. He is survived by his wife, Susie, of 57 years; his daughters, Deborah P. (Eugene) Wood of Brockport, Judith P. Chilson of Brockport, Barbara (Robert Defendorf) Morlino of Kendall; grandchildren, Zachary Wood, Katelyn (Neil) Foose, Joseph (Stacey Richenberg) Morlino, Alissa (James) Dale, Suzanne (Tim Adams) Chilson; great-granddaughter, Natalie Amelia Foose and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc., 16650 W. Albion Rd. (RTE. 31), Holley, Monday 4-8 PM.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church followed by full military honors. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the U.S. Naval Park, 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202.

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