The Journal Register (Medina, NY)


January 29, 2014

Lawrence William Pratt

MEDINA — Lawrence William Pratt, a longtime resident of Medina and Lyndonville, went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, January 27, 2014, at age 72. Born in Medina on August 17, 1941, he was the husband of Sharon (Johnson) Pratt and son of Clarence and Charlotte Pratt.

Mr. Pratt was a graduate of Cornell University, class of 1965, Mechanical Engineering. He was plant manager of the Lyndonville Canning Company throughout the majority of his career. He would not retire so he worked seasonally for Drum Oil and Propane.

An avid scuba diver, having logged over 1500 dives, he also enjoyed spending time with family and friends at his cottage on Lake Ontario, in his boat or on cruises with Sharon, his wife of 50 years.

He was predeceased by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Sharon; son, Stephen L. Pratt engaged to Eileen Blakely of FL; Amy D. Thompson married to John W. Thompson of FL; and Julianne P. Kenward married to Michael Kenward of NY; eight grandchildren, Tyler Pratt, Travis Pratt, Dan Thompson, Sharon Thompson, Michael Thompson, Christopher Kenward, Katherine Kenward, Michelle Kenward.

Friends may attend a celebration of Larry's life Monday from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon at the Hartland Bible Church  8110 West Ave., Gasport. There will be no prior calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hartland Bible Church or Hospice of Orleans. Arrangements are being handled by the Cooper Funeral Home, Medina.

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