Don M. PrattNovember 28,2012Don M. Pratt
LUDLOW — Don M. Pratt, 82, of Seminole, Fla., and formerly of Ludlow, died Nov. 23, 2012.
He graduated from Black River High School in 1948.
He served with the Vermont National Guard Ludlow Unit for many years, including in Germany, and two years as commander.
Mr. Pratt was employed for 34 years at General Electric in Ludlow and Rutland, retiring as Plant 3 manager.
He also served as a United Church of Ludlow deacon, Black River High School board member and town moderator.
He was an avid fly fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Shirley H. (Fletcher) Pratt; three daughters, Mary Leach, Arlene Matheson and Linda Endrodi; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Seminole United Methodist Church in Seminole, Fla., with viewing hours from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Graveside services will take place at a later date in Ludlow.
Memorial contributions may be made to Black River High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, PO Box 51, Ludlow, VT 05149.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis W. Mohn Funeral Home in Seminole.
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