Wayne David Prost

January 27, 1941April 17, 2021

Wayne David Prost – of Bedford and formerly of Newburyport, entered into rest on April 17, 2021 at the age of 80. He was the dear son of (the late) Jerahmiel and Dorothy Prost and is survived by his loving sister Maris Prost and companion Stanley Stockwell who was also Wayne’s close friend.

He is also survived by his daughter, Robin Lynn Valentino; niece, Risa Shaktman and nephews, Joshua Shaktman and his wife Linda, Eric Shaktman and his fiancé Diane Thomas; 4 grandnieces, Melissa, Laura, Luna, and Lindsey Shaktman; A grandnephew, Joseph Shaktman and his wife Kayla; as well as 2 great grandnieces and 1 great grandnephew, caring Friends, Cheryl Denise and Charles Blake as well as many of the staff at The Edith Nourse Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA.

Wayne was born in Beverly and was raised in Newburyport where he graduated from Newburyport High School in 1959. While in high school Wayne was able to get his pilot license before he graduated. After high school Wayne went on to college at The University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he graduated from the school of Engineering.

A proud veteran, Wayne joined the Navy in May 1958 and served for 21 years. While in the service, he served as an Airborne RDR Intercept Officer and Radio Operator Chief in Phantom F4 JETS, flying off Aircraft Carriers in the Vietnam War and went on to become a Lieutenant before his discharge in 1979. During his service he was awarded 14 Air Medals, National Service Defense Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and 3 Navy Commendations.

Due to regulation imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic a private graveside service will be held at Farband Cemetery in Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to Bedford VAMC, 200 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA 01730 or at


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Cheryl Denise

April 20, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss! David was a wonderful, caring and intelligent man. David and I became friends over 16 years ago and I will always cherish our friendship. He was a very unique man, who love life....