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Visitation

DiStasio Funeral Home Inc.
Friday July 14th, 2017
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Graveside Service

North Otto Cemetery
Saturday July 15th, 2017
11:00am

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William H. Pratt

William H. Pratt, 82, of Otto, NY entered into rest June 28, 2017.

He was born September 3, 1934 in Otto, NY to the late Ward and Edna Pratt.  

William worked for Moench Tanning Co., Lyon’s Equipment and retired from the WNYDDSO. He was a US Army Veteran and member of the American Legion Post 531. He was a member of the Otto Fire Company for 57 years, serving as chief for 20 Years. Past president of Cattaraugus County Fireman’s Association and Southwestern Association of Volunteer Fireman, past chairman of the Cattaraugus County fire advisory board, member of the Cattaraugus County fire chiefs and fire police Associations, WNY fireman’s assoc. and Fire Assoc. of the State of NY. He served as councilman for the Town of Otto for many years and was a member of the Otto planning board. William was also a volunteer for the meals on wheels.

He is survived by his son Christopher (Vanessa) Pratt; a sister Mary (late Robert) Busekist and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

William was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Jenny Pirc and a sister Joyce (Robert) King.

Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel 55 S. Main st. Cattaraugus Friday July 14, 2017 from 4PM to 8PM with a graveside service to be held Saturday July 15 at 11am at the North Otto Cemetery.

 In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Otto or East Otto Fire Companies




Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of William Pratt

Evelyn and Julie Hebner Jul 11 2017 12:00 AM

What a great man. So much caring for the people around him and the volunteer hours.. RIP.. He is will Jenny once more.

Laura Land Jun 30 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pratt

Dan & Bette DiStasio Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pratt

Yvette Briggs Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pratt

Ken and Jayne Wood Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Chris and Vanessa, Words cannot express my deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a kind man and in a short time with him I cared for him deeply, you were lucky to have him as a father. I know he is in a greater place now we all will miss him

Jayne Wood Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Chris & Vanessa - Although I did not personnally know your Father, reading his obiturary I can see he was good and dedicated man to you and his community. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Cousin Dusty

Dusty Franczyk Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the family. Bill will be missed by many .He always had a smile on his face every time I saw him .

Cassie & Rick Bochenek Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Pratt

Cassie & Rick Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM

I've known Bill since I became involved with the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen, and in that time, I had come to respect him. He was such a kind and gentle man. I know he will be missed by many. I feel fortunate to have known him and called him my friend. Rest in peace, Bill, as you are reunited with Jenny.

Marsha Holland Jun 29 2017 12:00 AM