Michael G. “Mike” Pratt, 60, of Baltimore, Md., and Millsboro, Del., passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. He was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on April 28, 1957, son of Clarence “Clay” Pratt and the late Norma A (Barry) Pratt.
Pratt graduated from Countess Moore Catholic High School in Staten Island in 1975 and attended Staten Island Community College. He started his career at Staten Island Hospital at a very young age. Then, he and his husband, James E. “Jim” Schnepf-Pratt, moved to Baltimore, where Pratt started working for MedStar Health at White Square. He retired while working at Mercy Hospital, due to his health
With the couple’s love for the beach, they set out for a new adventure, which led them to Delaware, where they were the proud owners of Party Décor & More in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
Pratt was a longtime member of the Metropolitan Community Church in Baltimore, Md., and at the time of his death was a member and heavily involved with the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach, Del., where he served in several capacities. Pratt was known for his love of chocolate, good conversation and laughter.
In addition to his mother, Norma Pratt, Pratt was preceded in death by a cousin, Merrie Urgo, and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Schnepf Jr. He is survived by his loving husband, James E. Schnepf-Pratt, his partner of 38 years; his father, Clarence “Clay” Pratt of Red Bank, N.J.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna Schnepf, Charles Schnepf and his wife, Donna, Dawn Hauf and her husband, Jerry, and Patricia Cook and her husband, Billy; his cousins, Drew Barry and his wife, Margo, Tommy Barry Jr. and Joe Urgo; a great-aunt, Theresa Letteriel; a good friend, Jim “Little Jim” Brydges; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation was scheduled for Aug. 9, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services in Millsboro, Del., with funeral service Aug. 10, 2017, at Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach, Del. Entombment is to be held at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens, Baltimore, Md. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach, DE; P.O. Box 191; Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.