Francis E. "Frank" Pratt

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Francis Edward "Frank" Pratt, 79, of Taneytown, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at Carroll Lutheran Health Care Center in Westminster.

Born July 5, 1933, in Irvington, N.J., he was the son of the late June Yafchak Brys. He was the husband of Roberta "Bobbie" Diebold Pratt, his wife of 45 years.

He was an Army veteran. He had been a manager in retail sales with Brooks Brothers Clothiers and the Joseph A. Bank Company.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Taneytown. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan. He enjoyed being at the beach and woodcarving. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter Laura Gallahan and husband Brian, of Damascus; son Philip Pratt and wife Amanda, of Manasquan, N.J.; sister Eva Schwarz and husband Howard, of Moorestown, N.J.; grandchildren Megan and Nick Gallahan, and Robert and Charlie Pratt; nieces Stephanie Morrison and husband Randy, of Shamong, N.J., and Heide Kazmierski and husband Mark, of Medford, N.J.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of Memorial Mass, 11 a.m. Aug. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, with Monsignor Martin E. Feild as celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 44 Frederick St., Taneytown, MD, 21787; or to the , P.O. Box 43025, Baltimore, MD 21236.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Taneytown.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 14, 2012
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