HERBERT W. PRATHER Jr.
PRATHER HERBERT W., Jr. Age 73, of Butler, formerly North East, on Jan. 12, 2017. Beloved husband for 48 years of Linda (Schneider) Prather; loving father of Jeffrey (Carrie) Prather and Mindy Mahaffey; brother of Jayne (James) Urquhart and James (Christine) Prather. Also survived by two dear grandchildren, Jeffrey Richmond Prather and Elizabeth Melinda Prather. Friends received Mon. 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 5864 Heckert Rd., Bakerstown. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Holy Sepulcher Church. Herbert worked for Zurn Industries in Erie for 33 years. His passion was working his family farm on 23 acres in Greenfield Twp., Erie Co., where he would support local charities and food banks with surplus harvest. A great neighbor and dear friend, Herbert had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to play Santa Claus, locally known as "Greenfield Township Santa". In lieu of flowers, donations to Lighthouse Foundation. www.schellhaasfh.com
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