James Forest Pratt, 79 of Monaca passed away on Monday, October 11, 2021 due to cancer.
Raised in the Sylvan Crest (Center Township), he was a son of the late George S. and Annabelle Pratt.
Following high school graduation, Jim joined the U S Navy and served until being honorably discharged due to a military related injury. He was known to have a ‘lead foot’ and loved racing cars. He also enjoyed spending time in Tionesta hunting and fishing
He made a career as a carpet installation contractor having worked for several area furniture and carpet stores. In his later years, he was a member of the Seven Oaks Country Club grounds crew which afforded him the opportunity to do something that he thoroughly enjoyed and took great pride in cutting grass.
Jim is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlene Yurich Pratt. Two sons, Shawn Pratt and Dustin Pratt. A daughter in law, Tiffany Raimond. Two grandchildren, Ayden Michael and Alexis Marie Pratt. He also survived by two siblings, Don Pratt and Georgeanne Brubaker.
Friends will be received on Thursday, October 14th from 4 – 7 pm in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca. A graveside service will be held on Friday at 11 am at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel Aliquippa.
The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired to Jim’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To share online condolences, light a memorial candle, add photos, and other information, please visit James’ permanent memorial at simpsonfuneralhome.com.