Michael Pratt, 85, of Springfield died Sept. 22, 2012. Born in Poland, he was a Holocaust survivor who fought in Israel’s War of Independence and was part of the Palmach. He lived in Springfield for 45 years.
Mr. Pratt was an engineer for the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Parsippany, for many years, retiring 23 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam (Katz); his daughter, Ravitte Ginsberg of Morristown; his son, Gill of Lexington, Mass.; and six grandchildren.
Private services were held with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; Alzheimer’s Association; or Hospice of New Jersey.