Robert E. Pratt, 1938-2023

St. Stephen’s extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Bob Pratt, longtime member of the parish choir, former vestryman and parish administrator, who died on Sunday.

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.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Jan. 31, 2023) at Strifflers of White Oak, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2023) at St. Stephen’s.

Come home to St. Stephen’s

Dear People of God,

As we prepare to enter the season of Christmas, let us open ourselves to the presence of God as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent on Sunday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m.  During these days, we look forward to the triple coming of Jesus in history, in the grace of our daily lives, and at the end of time.  Together we ponder Emmanuel: God with us.  Just as we all experience difficulties amidst our joys, worshiping with the St. Stephen’s community gives us time to remember the good times and draw strength from God and one another to endure our trials and tribulations.

Our traditional Christmas Eve service begins at 7:00 p.m. and we look forward to welcoming you into our community of faith as we celebrate the incomprehensibility and felt reality of the Incarnation, i.e., God becoming a human being.  

McKeesport is alive and well and will be better with you at St. Stephen’s worshipping with us.


The Rev. Dr. Moni McIntyre