Michael J. Prendergast, Sr.
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MANSFIELD: Michael J. Prendergast Sr., 53, of Mansfield passed away February 16, 2013 at his home.
Michael was born April 14, 1959 in Bellevue, Ohio to Thomas and Theresa Schlotterer Prendergast. He was a 1978 graduate of St. Peter's High School. Michael worked at CenturyLink (formerly United Telephone) for over 25 years. He enjoyed woodworking and rose bushes, and loved his beard and sweets. Michael was a hard worker who was detailed oriented and dedicated his life to his children and family.
He is survived by his mother Theresa Prendergast of Mansfield; children Ashley (Andy) Kniceley, Michael Prendergast Jr., Joshua Prendergast all of Mansfield; brothers Tom (Karen) Prendergast of Lenoir City, TN, Jeff (Donna) Prendergast of Mansfield, Brian Prendergast of Mansfield, Shawn (Janet) Prendergast of Ft. Wayne, IN; sisters Mary Ware of Kansas City, MO, Peg (Shannon) Prendergast of Kansas City, MO, Pat Prendergast of Mansfield, Bunnie (John) Knapp of Lawrenceville, GA, Joan (Bill) Hardman of Mansfield, Beth (John) Deutschmann of Tamarac, FL; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas J. Prendergast, sister Kathleen Ann Prendergast.
Friends may call at Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home, 173 Park Avenue West, on Tuesday from 5 - 8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Gregory Hite officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Published in the News Journal on Feb. 18, 2013