PRATT, Harold "Richard," 65, of Weirton, WV, after a courageous three-year battle with brain cancer, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home.
Born May 31, 1947 in Steubenville, OH, he was a son of the late William and Elizabeth Wargo Pratt.
Rich was a graduate of Weir High School, Class of 1965, an Army Veteran, a Weirton Steel Retiree, an avid outdoorsman, guitar player, and an active member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.
He was so proud of his grandchildren and their accomplishments.
Rich is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jean Mankowski Pratt, of Weirton, whom he married April 4, 1970; sons, Richard (Candace) Pratt of Weirton and Adam (Christina) Pratt of North Carolina; daughter, Susan (Fred) Fletcher of Weirton; grandchildren, Abbey Pratt, James Fletcher, Joseph Fletcher, Helen Pratt, Chelsey DiBacco and Micah DiBacco; brother, James W. (Vaneta) Pratt of New Cumberland; uncle, Henry Pratt (Betty) of Quincy, IL; father-in-law, Joseph T. Mankowski; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Vincent) Oswald, Jolene (Tim) Hines and Arlene (Joe) Gala; brother-in-law Joseph A. (Diana) Mankowski and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received Friday 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Cumberland with Reverend Father Eric Antwi officiating. Interment will follow in New Cumberland Cemetery with military services being conducted by the American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1016 Ridge Avenue, New Cumberland, WV 26047.
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