Alfred "Joe" Joseph Pratt, 74, a ten year resident of Lothian and previously of Huntingtown, died at Anne Arundel Medical Center on March 16 after a nine month battle with cancer. Born August 7, 1939 to the late Alfred and Bernice Pratt in Washington, DC, Joe graduated from Bell High School. He was President and CEO of ANA Painting and Decorating for over forty years. He was a professional football player, golden gloves boxer and was the recipient of numerous diving and swimming medals. Joe was a member of the Old South Country Club, enjoyed golfing, boating and was recognized for his ability as a chef and artist. Joe is survived by his wife, Beverly Ingraham; two sons, Josh Pratt of Crofton and James Pratt of Silver Spring; one daughter, KeLee Norris of Woodbine; one step-son, Alby Ingraham of Lothian; two step-daughters, Bonnie Gunnell of Huntingtown and Cheryl Ryon of La Plata; one brother, James Pratt of West River; two sisters, Justine Pratt of Waldorf and Joyce Wood of Hughesville; five grandsons, Christopher and Corey Norris of Rockville, Joseph and Jameson Pratt of Crofton and James Gunnell of Huntingtown; one granddaughter, Jamie Gunnell of Huntingtown; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to Joe's Life Celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, at Chesapeake Christian Fellowship, 377 W. Central Ave., Davidsonville. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403 OR the Lukemia and Lymphoma Society, 100 Painters Mill Rd., Ste. 800, Owings Mills, MD 21117. An online guestbook is available at www.kalasfuneralhomes.com.
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George P. Kalas Funeral Home, P.A.
2973 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Published in The Capital on Mar. 19, 2014