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Thomas Pravata

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On May 19, 2020 @ 12:08 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

Thomas Pravata, 74, of Lancaster, passed away on May 17, 2020 at Conestoga View. He was the loving father of Jennifer Prisco, Lancaster and Danny Pravata of Staten Island, NY. He was a wonderful grandfather to Taylor, Kaitlyn, Anthony and Madeline Prisco, and Danny and Scarlett Pravata.

In addition to his children and grandchildren, he is survived by a favorite son-in-law, Anthony Prisco and a favorite daughter-in-law, Nicole Mangano Pravata. He is also survived by a sister, Lorraine Snyder of Fort Pierce, FL. and a brother, Ralph Pravata of Bedford, PA.

He was born in Queens, NY, and attended Richmond Hill High School. During his service in Vietnam, he was a dog handler and after reenlistment, became a member of the Military Police. He was a truck driver for many years for F. Brennan Trucking, servicing the Hunts Point Terminal Market in the Bronx. In semi-retirement, he drove for Access-a-Ride on Staten Island, taking the elderly to medical appointments and enjoying their stories and conversations. Tom was fun loving and witty. He was an avid coin collector and loved model trains. He also enjoyed music, movies, puzzles and spending time with his family.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will be having a private service followed by a celebration of life and interment of ashes later this year. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Autism Speaks in recognition of the special love he had for his grandson, Taylor at www.autismspeaks.org


Condolences for the family of “Thomas Pravata”

Condolence from John Claus on May 19th, 2020 5:27 pm

Jen and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. May the warmth of memories bring comfort to you in the days ahead.

“Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.”

– St. Mother Teresa

Condolence from Craig on May 19th, 2020 9:58 pm

Danny I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a gentle soul. He was so funny that when we were kids…. he let us be kids while always making funny comments. He was a good man, and a kid at heart himself. Please reach out to me if you need anything. 347-899-5109

Condolence from Wanda Farrell-Barry on May 20th, 2020 9:50 am

Jen your father was awesome. I always loved coming over and talking to him and him making us laugh. He will be missed. Prayers and love to you and your whole family. xoxo

Condolence from Gloriann Prisco on May 20th, 2020 10:30 am

Tom was a great guy who loved his family And treated all with respect..His memory will always live on in our hearts He will truly be missed …………………………………. Gloriann and Anthony Prisco

Condolence from Mr. Ralph & Mrs. Emily Pravata on May 20th, 2020 1:58 pm

My husband Ralph and Tommy were two peas in a pod, as brother’s they shared so many good memories and when they spoke that was all they did was reminisce. His family meant the world to him and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for any of them. Tommy was the best man at our wedding and will always be the best man in our lives. We love you Tommy and as Ralph would say, see you later Bub.

Condolence from Roseanne Donohue and family on May 25th, 2020 4:51 pm

So sorry for your loss . condolences to the whole family

Condolence from Marc Brousseau on July 17th, 2020 7:13 pm

I will always remember that your father tried to stay in touch me, as a customer at Shield’s Deli, after our families had a falling out.
I am sorry for your loss.
My sincere condolences.

Condolence from Ronald sandritter on July 30th, 2020 2:05 pm

Pravadas, as we age we begin to look up people from our past via the internet. My name is Ronald Sandritter and I believe I was in grade school with Tom….P.S. 51 on 116th street just off of Jamaica ave. As I remember, your dad lived on the same but opposite side of the street. He and I were best friends and used to follow the girls home from school. When I was a sophomore in High School, we moved to New Jersey and I lost contact with many of my friends. It is nice to hear he had a good life.

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