James S. Prentiss, 68, of 22 Hillside Drive, Limestone, N.Y., passed away Friday (Feb. 17, 2012) at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born Sept. 2, 1943, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Claude S. Prentiss and Viola E. Caputo Prentiss Bosworth. On June 28, 1980, in Olean, N.Y., he married Rhonda L. Weigartz, who survives.
He was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School. He had been employed at the Crosby Dairy Farm, Miles Bradford Co., Bonny Brook Group Home, Corning Glass, Bradford Area School District and most recently at Evergreen Elm.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and digging leeks and ginseng.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children, Matthew (Kristen) Prentiss of Bradford, Shawn (Lisa) Prentiss Sr. of Gifford, Steven Prentiss of Canaan, N.H., Michael Prentiss of Limestone, and James Prentiss Jr. and Denise Prentiss, both in Florida; three grandchildren, Shawn Prentiss Jr., Anthony Prentiss and Courtney Prentiss; a sister, Claudia Ingram of Kane; two brothers, Jerry Prentiss and William Prentiss, both of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Prentiss.
Friends are invited to call Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Patrick Cox, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Limestone Volunteer Fire Department, or to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24, 2012