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Harold L. Prentiss

1932 - 2019


Harold L. Prentiss, 86, of Turbotville passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at his home.

Born in Danville on October 15, 1932, he was the son of the late Harold H. and Dorothy (Nevius) Prentiss.  He was married to the former Rita Kaminski.  Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.

Harold was a 1950 graduate of Danville High School and had served in the US Army during the Korean War. 

He had worked for the Milton Standard retiring as managing editor.  He had also worked for the American Red Cross of Upper Northumberland County, and St. Joseph Catholic church as Director of Religious Education.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, VFW, and American Legion all of Milton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Harold “Harry” Prentiss of Sunbury; two daughters Marie Heimbach of Milton and Eileen Povish of Turbotville; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; three brothers Charles Prentiss of Coal Township, Steven Prentiss of Flagstaff, AZ, and William Prentiss of Williamsburg, VA; a sister Bonnie Naugle of Raleigh, NC; and his step mother Betty Prentiss of Raleigh, NC.

He was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Isabella Kershner-Rowan; and two brothers Ronald “Butch” Hankins and Kenneth Whalen.

Friends and relatives will be received on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.  at the Shaw Funeral Home 400 N. Front St. Milton.  A Funeral Mass will begin at 11:30 at St. Joseph Catholic church 109 Broadway, Milton.  Officiating will be the Rev. John D. Hoke.  Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Milton.



My sincere condolences to Harold's family and many friends.

He was a friend, an enthusiastic supporter of our region, and a professional. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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