2005-04-28 / Obituaries

Ezra Parmalee Prentice, Jr.

Ezra Parmalee Prentice, Jr.

Ezra Parmalee Prentice, Jr.

, died on April 16, 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 88 years old. Mr. Prentice was born in New York City, the only child of Mary Lanman and Ezra P. Prentice, Sr. His father, a lawyer, was also a Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. Mr. Prentice graduated from St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire in 1935 and Princeton University in 1939. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He received his degree from the Columbia University Law School and practiced trusts and estate law with the firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft in New York City until his retirement in 1978.

Mr. Prentice married Anne Steele Osborn in 1943 and the couple were longtime residents of Garrison, NY. He was a board member of the Julia Butterfield Memorial Hospital and the Garrison Board of Education. A passionate naturalist, hunter and fisherman, he traveled extensively and enjoyed sharing his love and knowledge of the outdoors with his family and friends. Mr. Prentice was a member of the Angler’s Club of New York, serving as its President for a term, as well as a long-standing member and officer of the Adirondack League Club in Old Forge, New York. He was also founding member of the Garrison Fish and Game Club.

In 1995, as a widower, Mr. Prentice married Sarah Benjamin Anderson, and the couple resided in Cohasset, Massachusetts and Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Prentice is survived by his wife, Sarah, by his three children; Nathaniel Prentice of Garrison, Josephine Sawyer of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Michael Prentice of Durham, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Annabel, Michael and Rhett Prentice, Kathrine and Anne Figge, Hannah and Caroline Sawyer, and Tyler, Erik, Sarah and Heather Anderson.

A memorial service for Mr. Prentice will be held 11 am, Saturday, April 30, 2005 at St. Philip’s Church in Garrison.

Harry and Bryant Company is serving the family of Mr. Prentice.

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