Robert E. Pratt

May 2, 1938 — January 29, 2023

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 30, 2023

Robert E. Pratt, age 84, of McKeesport, PA, died on Sunday, January 29, 2023. He was born in McKeesport, PA on May 2, 1938.

Son of the late Ernest and Irene Mae Goe Pratt. A graduate of the McKeesport High School class of 1956 and prior to retirement, he was a Project Analyst for US Steel-Research in Monroeville with over 42 years of service.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Catherine Mae Boyer Pratt, and a brother, James (Debrah S.) Pratt of Clinton, PA. He also is survived by his children, Robert Keith (Debrah W.) Pratt of Anniston, AL; Mark Alan (Jo Ann) Pratt of White Oak, PA; and Alison Rene Pratt (Richard) Shawley of Stahlstown, PA.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Brandon (Shannon) and Blaine Pratt of Oklahoma; Wesley; Tom; Zack (Anna) Wilkinson; and Jackie (Brian) Wilkinson Pankey of Alabama; Jennifer Pratt (Ryan) Popko of King of Prussia, PA; Megan Nicole Pratt of White Oak; Jessica Shawley of Stahlstown; and Amber (Cody) Shawley Rummel of New Florence, PA, in addition to his beloved Labrador Retriever, Sadie. He also had eleven great-grandchildren, including the late Lucas B. Rummel. He was the former Treasurer of the Oasis Recovery Center for Western PA.

He was also a co-founder of the Mon Valley Flock of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh and attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in McKeesport. He formerly was Treasurer of the Powder Mill Road Association in Rector, PA, and was Treasurer of the former AARP 2294 in White Oak. He was a member of the choir of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for many years in addition to being on the vestry and being the Parish Treasurer. After his retirement from US Steel-Research, he became the Parish Administrator at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church for several years.

Family and friends will gather on Tuesday, January 31, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, a visitation at 10:00 a.m., followed by prayer service at 11:00 a.m. will be held in the funeral home chapel. The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 220 8th Street, McKeesport, PA 15132.

Entombment will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. To share a memory or condolence, please visit

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Originally published January 30, 2023.

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