Robert Joseph Prach, of Greenwich passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May. He was 88 years old. Born in Queens, NY, August 5, 1930 to Frank and Stephanie (Korchek) Prach.
Bob received his Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University in June, 1953. He went on to serve in the US Army where he worked as a Supply Records Specialist. During his service, he completed Quarter Master School in Fort Lee, VA and later obtained the rank of Corporal. He was awarded the German Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He spent the remainder of his time in Army Reserve before being honorably discharged in June, 1961.
Bob began his career at H.H. Brown Shoe Company, Inc. in 1971 where he served as Traffic Manager. He saw many transitions during his time with the Company including moving offices from NYC to its current home in Greenwich, CT. He was an expert at navigating the city and was an extremely proud and dedicated employee. After 44 years of service, Bob retired in 2015 at the age of 84.
Bob was an avid Yankees fan; and also enjoyed smoking his pipe. He was well read and enjoyed lively discussions about world events. He will be fondly remembered for his humor and eclectic demeanor.
He is survived by his brother, Philip Prach of San Fernando, CA; nieces and nephews, Diane Lazuta of Westbury, NY, Richard Lazuta of West Babylon, NY, James Lazuta of Brooksville, FL and Catherine (Lazuta) Nettesheim of Huntington, NY; and his dear friend, Victoria Melfi-Graves of Greenwich, CT. He is predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Lazuta and nephew Robert Lazuta.
Bob loved warm summer days and wished to spend eternity among the seas. In accordance with those wishes, there will be no viewing or memorial service. At a later date, family and close friends will gather to honor his final wishes.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Wounded Warrior Project or The National Audubon Society in his name.