Eugene B. Pritchard
July 7, 1930 – March 22, 2018
Eugene Banning Pritchard beloved husband, father, grandfather - Gene to his family and friends died peacefully at his residence on the morning of March 22, 2018.
He is preceded in death by parents Olin and Margaret Pritchard of Mt Vernon, Ohio. He is survived by his wife Joan (nee Trehy), his sister Jan Voogd, daughters Marni (Joel) Rebmann and Amy Pritchard and sons Chris (Gayle) Tim (Sue) Peter (June) and Adam; grandchildren Haley Steinhardt (nee Pritchard), Brian Pritchard, Miles Pritchard, Carolyn Pritchard, Faith Pritchard, Grace Pritchard, Sarah Pritchard, Peter Pritchard, Samuel Kai Rebmann, Emily Mika Rebmann and great grandchildren Ben, Elena, Maddie and Fiona.
Following graduation from the College of Wooster (1953) and Honorable Discharge for his service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Gene enjoyed a 50 year career as a leader in the Publishing industry followed by active retirement in California. He was funny - a wonderful story teller and always the idea man. In his later years he enjoyed writing song lyrics which his son Chris put to music. On this memorial page is a link to one of their songs “Everyday is a New Day” - a sentiment he lived by. He was fond of saying how he truly believed every year “....there would be ponies under the Christmas Tree….”
A private service with friends and family is being planned for later this Spring in Mt Vernon, Ohio where he will be interned with his parents.
Memorial donations may be made to the following charities:
The College of Wooster Office of Advancement 1187 Beall Avenue Wooster, Ohio 44691
If sending a check you can notate Gene’s name on the check memo line making the check out to the College of Wooster
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