Obituary: Charles Pratt |

Obituary: Charles Pratt

Charles “Chuck” Pratt passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, May 29, 2016, after complications from cancer.

He was born September 25, 1946, in Berkeley, California, although most of his youth was spent in Walnut Creek. He attended the Armstrong Business College then enrolled in the University of Reno for a semester, but that summer, found employment with a North Shore Builder and never looked back.

He lived fifty years in his forever home, Truckee. During those 50 years, he worked as a carpenter building many homes in the Tahoe-Truckee area including his own. He served his country by enlisting in the Marine reserves. He was a great guy always willing to help out a friend for no other reason than they were “his friends.” He always welcomed you to his house with a smile and a “what can I get you?”

He married the love of his life, Carolyn, and spent many happy summer days on Lake Englebright in their houseboat he built. His great passion for hunting elk and deer was his preferred fall activity while winters were for snowmobiling with family and friends. “Oh let it snow” was his winter wish!

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Pratt, his son, Charles Pratt, his stepson, Matthew Matuskowitz, his brother, Andrew Pratt, his mother, Jane Pratt and father Charles Pratt.

He will be missed, loved, and never forgotten.

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