1918 – 2003

PORTLAND – Arthur Lewis Pratt, 85, died Sunday, Nov. 23, in a local nursing care facility.

Born in Auburn on April, 1, 1918, a son of Ernest L. and Gertrude Prescott Pratt, he attended schools in Auburn, graduating from Edward Little High School, where he excelled on the football and ski jumping teams.

He had worked for Old Tavern Farms Dairy for 30 years and than worked for the Westbrook School Dept. for 10 years. He became a member of the Odd Fellows on May 31, 1945. He was a past grand master of the Grand Lodge of Maine, past grand representative of the Grand Lodge of Maine, trustee of the Grand Lodge of Maine, trustee of the Odd Fellows Home, past grand marshal of the Grand Lodge of Maine, treasurer and director of the Hall Co. of Deering, past grand of Fraternity Lodge No. 6, past chief patriarch of Beersheba Encampment No. 50, treasurer and trustee of Beersheba Encampment No. 50, Capt.(R) of Canton Ridgely No. 1, member of Columbia Rebekah Lodge No. 46 and was a member of the Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church.

He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. His first wife, Ann K. Minkowsky Pratt died in 1988 and his second wife, Beverly Hanna Kane Pratt died in 2001.

Mr. Pratt is survived by one son, Bruce G. Pratt and his wife, Maureen of Williamsport, Pa.; two daughters, Judith A. Hill and her husband, Raymond of Scarborough and Claudia J. Lowell and her husband, Richard of Cumberland Center; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren, Sue Monahan and her husband, Harry of Casco, Tom Kane and his wife, Tammy of Derry, N.H., John Kane and his wife, Donna of Cumberland and Donna Pipin of Lewiston.

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