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John R Prentice

May 4, 1925 ~ March 30, 2017 (age 91)

John R. Prentice   1925-2017
On the morning of March 30, 2017,  John Prentice packed up his tools, grabbed his saxophone and a handful of tulips, and headed for greener pastures. John’s 91 years ended after a mercifully short battle with cancer, but he met every day to his last with humor, kindness and curiosity.  
John was one of 5 brothers born in Portland, OR, and upon early graduation from high school, enlisted in the Navy and served in WWII as a radioman on ships in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he graduated from Portland University with an engineering degree, and was quickly hired by The Boeing Company, from which he retired after 33 years. He outlived two wives—Mary, who passed in 1986 and Ava who passed in 2013, and is survived by his 3 children, John Jr., Mary, and Paul;  3 grandchildren, Brianna, Shandra and Ian, and 2 great grandchildren, Miles and Lucy.
A celebration of John’s life will be held in the 
Chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent’s
3rd Floor, on Friday, April 21st at 1:00 pm
Reception immediately following in the dining room,
2nd Floor, Mount St. Vincent’s.

Remembrances can be made to The Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation in West Seattle.

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Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home ~ West Seattle

 Service Information

Graveside Service
April 21, 2017

11:00 AM
Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery
37600 Pacific Hwy South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Celebration of Life
April 21, 2017

1:00 PM
Chapel at Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126

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