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Ivy George Prentice, Power Authority retiree and softball star

Ivy George Prentice, Power Authority retiree and softball star

Aug. 29, 1935 - March 17, 2020

Ivy George Prentice, a retired New York State Power Authority supervisor who won three state fast pitch softball championships, died Tuesday in his Lewiston home.

Born in Yatesboro, Pa., he was named for his Uncle Ivy and George, his grandfather. He moved to Niagara Falls as a boy with his father, attending local schools and Niagara Falls High School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

Mr. Prentice met his future wife, Patricia Horne, while both were working at Kimberly Clark. They married Feb. 15, 1958, in St. John de LaSalle Catholic Church. He  worked at Kimberly Clark for 15 years, and most recently served as chief warehouse supervisor for 23 years for the New York Power Authority  before retiring in 1994.

After high school, Mr. Prentice played center field in various competitive fast pitch softball leagues. He was a member of the Simon Pure Fast Pitch Softball team that won the state championship in 1960, 1963 and 1964. He also was an avid golfer who played in the Industrial Golf League for more than 20 years at Hyde Park Golf Course.

He was a passionate fan of the New York Yankees and the Buffalo Bills, and enjoyed watching sports on television with his wife.

His family remembers him as a "wonderful man who had a great devotion and love for his family, including his grand dogs."

In addition to his wife of 62 years, Mr. Prentice is survived by three sons, James, David and Robert; one daughter, Sheri Glaser; a sister, Margaret Day; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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