John James Prill
John James Prill

Visalia - 11/26/2018. John James Prill, 64, passed away of natural causes in Visalia, CA. Predeceased by his grandparents, Ruth and James Leary, John and Margaret Prill, and niece Daniele Prill. John is survived by his parents, John and Patricia Prill (Sarasota FL) and his sons, Noah and Kevin Prill (Sacramento and Fresno, CA), as well as 3 sisters; Ellen Prill (Rochester, NY), Lauren (Mark) Johnson, (Sarasota FLA), and Meg (Rob) DeRidder, ( Southbury, CT) and 2 brothers; James (Alejandra) Prill (Richmond, VA) and Michael Prill (Old Lyme, CT), many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. John had been employed at Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) for 29 years before moving to CA, receiving his Bachelor's in Industrial Management through Robert's Wesleyan in 1997 and pursuing Environmental Management with RG&E and later with Waste Management in CA.

John's devotion to his son's was important to him and he was a tennis, soccer and basketball coach for both. He also taught them the importance of the outdoor world and they hiked and fished in the mountains of California regularly. He was an avid tennis and golf player and had medaled in the New York State Olympics for Cross Country Skiing in his age group in 1990.

Services for John include a family memorial service in Sarasota FLA, a Visalia memorial gathering on Saturday 12/29/18, and a future Rochester, NY date.

Published by Tulare Advance-Register & Visalia Times-Delta on Dec. 8, 2018.
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I worked with John in the Environmental Lab until I retired on Feb 1, 1994. He was a great person who was enjoyable to know and work with. My condolences to all his friends and family..
Harry Taft
February 17, 2019
Dear Ginny,Noah, Kevin and Prill family,
We are so very shocked and saddened to hear about John. We have so many wonderful memories of camping, hiking, and just hanging out with John. We loved his gentle humor and good nature. He was generous with his knowledge of the outdoors, and his gear, loaning us lots of camping stuff as we got started as campers. He was a gentleman.
With deepest sympathy,
Teresa and Peter Corrigan
December 30, 2018
Our family grew up across the street from the Prills. From the time we could walk, thru elementary school, Johnny & I were inseparable. I have a lot of great fun memories. Condolences to the entire Prill family, from the entire Sherwood family. I'm adding a photo from the early days, Johnny & Jimmy arriving at my sister birthday party. R.I.P Johnny.
Duane Sherwood
December 24, 2018
Mr and Mrs. Prill, I am so sorry for your loss. To lose a child, no matter the age is hard. My love to you and your family.
Cynthia (Smith) Irish
Cynthia Irish
December 13, 2018
Ginny, Noah and Kevin,
So very sorry to hear of your dad's sudden passing. We all will miss him very much and know he is now in a peaceful place called heaven; probably looking down with a tennis racquet or golf club in hand.
Hugs, Nancy and Bill Barton, sons Joe, Thomas and James
Nancy Barton
December 13, 2018
My parents had many wonderful friends. John Prill was right there at the top. He always took the time to make us feel wonderful too. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Michael Smith
December 13, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss
John was one of my best friends that made great memories for me and made my childhood wonderful.
My prayers are with you and your family.
Love you and Rest In Peace my friend.
Wayne Smith
December 13, 2018
Sincere sympathy. May you all be comforted by the fond memories you all have with John. God bless you all. Kathy Leary (Dick Leary) and Dawn Leary Schwarting.
Kathryn Leary
December 13, 2018
So saddened to see that you've lost your brother. My thoughts are with you my dear.
Helen Colucci
December 12, 2018
So sorry for u r loss ,may he rest in peace,Love, thoughts,prayers ,Cousion Anthony Manzi
December 12, 2018
It was always fun playing tennis with and against John. His serve was hard to read and he would make some amazing shots. His sense of humor was always close. Rest In Peace.
Betsy Murphy
December 12, 2018
Tim and I were greatly saddened to learn of John's passing. We remember him as a friendly man who loved his family . You have our sincere sympathy. Love, Barb and Tim Grady
Barb and Tim Grady
December 12, 2018
Ginny, Noah And Kevin, Rob and I are so sorry for this serious loss. Our love and prayers. John, rest in Paradise ❤
Lauri and Rob Earle
December 12, 2018
So sorry to hear about John's passing. He was a great guy. We played tennis together many times. He beat me like 49 out of 50 times.
Steve Logan
December 8, 2018
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