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Michael Gordon Pratt

Michael Gordon Pratt, age 70, died peacefully on Friday, October 15, 2021, with his family by his side. A resident of Culver City, California, he was visiting family in Newark, Delaware, when he became ill.

Michael cared deeply for human justice and was passionate about serving others.  He recently received the “Most Dedicated Volunteer” award from the LGBT Center in Los Angeles, where he helped in event coordination. He was a fierce lover of beauty and found it everywhere.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Pratt; and sister, Ann Girvin. He is survived by his mother, Mary Pratt; brother, Warren Pratt (Susan Swan); sister, Alison Pratt (Steve Hetzel); and nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.

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5 Condolences for Michael Gordon Pratt

  • Mike’s life mattered a lot to the LGBT Center, and to so many others who found his perspective on beauty contagious. He leaves a notable legacy. Much love to Alison, Steve and mother Mary as you grieve.

  • Dear Ali and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Michael. May he Rest In Peace and may his memory be a blessing.

    Rhonda Bellak

  • To the Pratt family,

    I wish to offer my condolences. Although I had not seen Mike since we graduated from William Penn in 1969, I still remember his humor and the love of beauty mentioned in his obituary. I hope that all of you find comfort in those fond recollections.

    Bruce A. Bendler

  • My prayers go out to Mary and the Pratt family. May God comfort you.

  • Mike and I were co-editors of our high school yearbook. Together we survived our advisor, who was also our tyrant English teacher, Louis Trinkaus. Many, many fond memories of Mike – especially of the elementary school summer when I received a little blue stone ring with one broken prong from him in the mail. I can’t remember the contents of the letter that accompanied it, but I still have the ring! Rest gently, my dear friend.