David R. Prizer, 84, of South Coventry, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 in the Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville, Pa. He was the husband of Phyllis (Heebner) Prizer. Born in Pughtown, he was the son of Raymond E. and Anne (Yeager) Prizer.|
Mr. Prizer was a graduate of the former Warwick High School, class of 1946, and received a degree in business from Penn State University. He served in the United States Navy aboard the Kula Gulf, an aircraft carrier. David was owner of Prizers Appliances, Inc. until his retirement in 1995.
Mr. Prizer was an active and life-long member of Brownback's United Church of Christ where he was an Elder Emeritus and a past president of the Consistory. He formally served as a director of Malvern Federal Savings Bank for 32 years, served as South Coventry Township Supervisor, was a former director of the Owen J Roberts School Board, a member of Spring City Forest #34 Tall Cedars of Lebanon, and was a 60-year member of the Mount Pickering Masonic Lodge No. 446 F & AM, Uwchlan.
Mr. Prizer enjoyed traveling, including trips to Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Hawaii and Alaska. His most meaningful trips were to the Holy Land, Egypt and cruising the Rhine River in Germany and Switzerland. Along with his enjoyment in traveling was his interest in railroading, including attending the Penn State Railroad seminars for many years. Also, Mr. Prizer was often seen cheering at his grandson's baseball games.
In addition to his loving wife of 57 years, Mr. Prizer is survived by his daughter, Linda Anne, wife of James G. Raifsnider, of Pughtown, and his grandchildren, David S. Raifsnider, of Pughtown, and Holly M., wife of David Clarke, of Philadelphia. He was also survived by a brother, Richard E., husband of Alice Prizer, of Langhorne, and 16 special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Bedi and Annette Roth.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Brownsback's United Church of Christ, 640 Ridge Road, Spring City, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Mark Stryjak. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cattermole-Klotzbach Funeral Home, 600 Washington St., Royersford, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 with a Masonic service at 8:30 p.m. and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the church memorial fund at the above address. Condolences may be offered online at www.RoyersfordFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Mercury on Mar. 25, 2013