Donald S. Pratt

March 14, 1923 - March 22, 2017 Kennett Square, PA | Age 94 Loving Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather

Donald S. Pratt, age 94 of Avondale, PA died Wednesday March 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Bertha Cooper Pratt who died in 2013 and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Born in Avondale, PA he was a son of the late Howard and Viola Spencer Pratt. He was a lifelong resident of New Garden Twp, graduated from Kennett High School and earned an Associate’s degree from Penn State. He was a birthright member of New Garden Friends Meeting and was very active on multiple committees including Clerk of Meeting for several years.

Donald owned and operated the family business, Pratts Greenhouses, on Hillendale Rd. He was a member of numerous horticultural associations including the Mid Atlantic Carnation Growers, member of Kennett Rotary, and was on the board of Kennett Friends Boarding Home. His interests included RVing, sailing, playing games and spending time with his ever growing family.

Survivors include one son, Richard C. Pratt (Nancy) of Kennett Square; two daughters, Patricia A. Bohnert (Joseph) of Landenberg and Donna Marie Daunno (Gene) of Kennett Square; five grandchildren, Stacey (Jay), Ryan, Krista (Daniel), Heather (John-Michael) and Christopher (Paige) and one great-granddaughter, Austin. He was predeceased by his brother Carroll.

You are invited to visit with Don’s family from 2-4 PM Saturday March 25, 2017, at the New Garden Friends Meeting 875 Newark Rd, Toughkenamon, PA 19374. His funeral service will follow at 4 PM. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Kennett Friends Home, 147 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. To view his online tribute or to share a memory with his family, please visit

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Kennett Friends Home

147 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348



March 25, 2017 2-4PM New Garden Friends Meeting
875 Newark Rd
Toughkenamon, PA 19374

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March 25, 2017 4PM New Garden Friends Meeting
875 Newark Rd
Toughkenamon, PA 19374


  1. Dear Family of Donald Pratt,
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Don–seeing him at the mailbox, visiting him at the greenhouse, him visiting my father at the farm… He was very special and will be greatly missed!

    Julianne Desmond | March 28, 2017 at 9:43 PM
  2. Rick and Nancy: Sorry for your loss.

    Joan Hoffman

    Joan Hoffman | March 24, 2017 at 9:26 AM
  3. Dear Pattie, Rick and Donna,
    I have known your family my whole life. After your mother passed, I spent some time with your dad, and we told each other stories about family and other things since we are 2nd or 3rd cousins(?). We both laughed a lot which was therapeutic for both of us. He was getting ready to move and had been looking through many boxes of family things. He was pretty pragmatic about what he wanted and what he didn’t. He also said that it would be your problem to take care of what was left after the move. He had a good chuckle about that. I will remember him as a good person and friend whose first priority was to his family.

    Bill Turner | March 23, 2017 at 2:57 PM

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