Herbert W. Prather Jr.
Herbert W. Prather, Jr., age 73, of Butler, formerly North East, Pa., passed away on January 12, 2017. He was the beloved husband for 48 years of Linda (Schneider) Prather and loving father of Jeffrey (Carrie) Prather and Mindy Mahaffey. Brother of Jayne (James) Urquhart and James (Christine) Prather. He is also survived by two dear grandchildren, Jeffrey Richmond Prather and Elizabeth Melinda Prather. Family will welcome friends on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Schellhaas Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ltd., 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Sepulcher Church, with Fr. Robert Cedolia celebrant. Interment will follow in Butler County Memorial Park. Herbert worked for Zurn Industries in Erie for 33 years. His passion was working his family farm on 23 acres in Greenfield Township, Erie County, where he and his family raised animals and a variety of crops. Generous to many local charities and food banks, surplus harvest would be donated each year. A great neighbor and dear friend, Herbert had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to play Santa Claus each year, locally known as "Greenfield Township Santa." In lieu of flowers, donations may go to Lighthouse Foundation, 1302 E. Cruikshank Road, Butler, PA 16002. Please offer condolences at www.schellhaasfh.com . Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits
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