John J. Pratt



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Greece: Sunday, August 23, 2009. Predeceased by his wife, Phyllis (Joyce) Pratt; brothers, Thomas, William and Richard. Survived by his children, Steven (Mary Chris) Pratt, Karen (Samuel) Bonacci, Karl (Donna) Pratt; brother, Robert Pratt; sister, Margaret (Arthur) Russi; grandchildren, Anthony (Michelle) Bonacci, Christine (David) Blonsky, Stephanie (Steve) Balderston, Mark (Jennifer) Bonacci, Brandon Pratt, Kacey Pratt; great-grandchildren, Amaerys, Jack, Brody, Nicholas, Paige; special companion, Joi Mulhern; several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was a proud Navy Veteran of the Korean War. Friends may call Wednesday 4-7 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Service will follow calling Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Private Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the University of Rochester Medical Center, Palliative Care Program, 601 Elmwood Ave, Box 687, Rochester, NY 14642 in his memory.


  1. Ann Lorraine and James J. Foehner on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Stevem, Karen and Karl, And the rest of the Pratt Family. We were saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. he was a great person, both of your parents were. I remember the many times we all got together for celbrations betwen the Gurznski & Pratt & Kilbourn Families. May all of the love and memeories live on in all your hearts of your dad today and always and the saddness your all feeling now, soon will pass. Please accept our sincere sympanthy in your loss. We are currently out of town. Sincerely Ann Lorraine & James Foehner

  2. Sally Hershberg on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I want to offer my sympathy to the Pratt family. I only knew John through his good friend, Joi. I found him to be a special, quiet but a true gentle man. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. Tom Tydings on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Karl, Donna and Family Barb and I were very saddened to hear about your Father. We fondly remember your parents coming to our softball games and being two of our greatest fans. I know that was only a small part of their being great parents. Please express our sympathy to your family and know that the memory of your Father brings a smile to many faces. We miss seeing you guys and hopefully our paths will cross soon. Tom and Barb Tydings

  4. Sue Drojak Finley on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy to the Pratt family. I remember Mr. Pratt as a gentle soul who loved his family deeply. May God bless him as he is laid to rest.

  5. Thomas Love on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy to the Pratt family. John was a truly great person and will be truly missed by myself and all of his friends from The Long As We Live Hunt Club. God bless you John, you have gone to a better place.

  6. Dawn Schmitt on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My deepest sympathy to your family. I wanted all of you to know I enjoyed caring for your dad. In the three days that I cared for him he made an ever lasting impression. It was a pleasure to work with your family. Thank-you Dawn Schmitt (your dad’s nurse practitioner)

  7. Steve and Rita Neerbasch on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Steve and Mary Chris , Sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you. May God Bless you and your family

  8. Elizabeth (Pratt)Moyer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    To Steve and Mary Chris, Karen and Sam and Carl and Donna, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your father. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love Liz

  9. Patrick and Maria Golder on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We will miss John very much. John and Joi have been to many functions with us and we love them both. Despite his health, he always made his best effort to be sociable and never complained once. John was a special guy.

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