SNYDERS LAKE – John J. Prendergast, 97, died Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Samaritan Hospital with his family at his side.
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He was born in Watervliet on April 22, 1922, the son of the late Michael and Grace Bott Prendergast and was a graduate of Watervliet High School. John was employed by the Watervliet Arsenal during World War II and later worked for the NY Central Railroad and Arsenal City Oil Heat as an apprentice plumber. He was a plumber/steamfitter for Local 61 and later UA Local 7 Plumbers & Steamfitters for over 40 years before retiring in
John moved to Snyders Lake in 1956 where he built his own home. He enjoyed horseback riding, swimming, square dancing and traveling in his retirement.
He is the beloved husband of 74 years of Joan E. Niebuhr Prendergast whom he married on April 22, 1945 in St. Patrick’s Church, Watervliet; devoted father of Christine M. (Harold) Roder of Sand Lake, Brian J. (Laura) Prendergast of West Sand Lake and the late John J. Prendergast, Jr.; grandfather of Aaron Roder of Averill Park and Joshua Prendergast of Troy; great grandfather of Sophia and Axel Roder; brother of Kathleen (Paul) Bisio of Florida, Michael (Keitha) Prendergast of Cohoes and the late William (Concetta) Prendergast, Grace (late Bernard) Taggart and Doris (late Vincent) Smith. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral mass on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 175 Williams Road, Troy with a calling hour prior to the mass at church from 10-11 am. Interment St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
In lieu of flowers, contrbutions may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204.
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