1925 – 2023
Arthur Prato, 97 (would have turned 98 in June), of Homer City died April 29, 2023, at Indiana Regional Medical Center. He was the son of the late John and Concetta (Calabrese) Prato and was born June 23, 1925, in Aultman.
Arthur was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, the Homer City American Legion, Post #493, and a life member of VFW, Post #1989, Indiana.
Art served in World War II. He was a member of the United States Navy and served on the USS Yorktown CV-10. Art worked at the Lucerne mine and was retired from Westinghouse Electric, Blairsville.
Art enjoyed bowling, golfing, woodworking, and gardening. He was also ready to share his tomatoes with family and friends. In the summer months, you could always see Art on his porch
He is survived by his son, Arthur (Sylvia) Prato, Pickerington, Ohio; daughter, JoAnn (Scott) Wellen, Indiana, PA; grandchildren Nicole (Josh) Little, Pickerington, OH and Anthony (Candase) Prato, Canal Winchester, OH. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Mckinlee Little, and Abryanna and Anthony Prato, all of Ohio. Many other family members also survive him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his sister, Mary Mitchell and his brother, Ben Prato.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Heasley, Dr. McGovern, Dr. Nettleton, and Dr. Klain, and their staff. They would also like to extend their gratitude to the Anew Home Health Agency for the care and compassion they showed to Art and his family. A special thanks go out to his nurses, Jeannie, Ashlie, and James. Also, a thank you to the nurses on the sixth floor of IRMC.
Visitation will be held Wednesday at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City, from 11 AM until the time of the Funeral Service at 1 PM at the Bowser Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery. Graveside Military Services will be conducted.