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Michael R. Prokop

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Michael R. Prokop

AGE: 86 • Bridgewater

Michael R. Prokop, 86, died May 2, 2012. Michael was born and raised in Raritan and formerly of Annapolis, MD before settling in Bridgewater in 1964. He enlisted in the US Navy in April 1943 during World War II and continued serving in the Navy as a Boatswain's Mate First Class until he was honorably discharged in December 1964. After his military service Michael was employed at the Somerville Post Office, retiring in 1990. He was a communicant of St. Joseph RC Church and a member of the Manville V.F.W. Post 2290. Michael enjoyed traveling extensively and playing golf. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years Mary Minarovich Prokop, his son Michael Jr., daughter Marcelle Reed and her husband Michael, sisters Dorothy Lack and Ann Beach, and grandson Michael Reed.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 9:30am Monday at St. Joseph's RC Church, 16 E. Somerset St., Raritan. A private visitation will be held at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave., Somerville, 908-725-3111. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph's RC Church, Raritan. To send condolences to the family, visit

Published in Courier News from May 5 to May 6, 2012
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