Debra Prati

Debra L. Prati (Chrimes)

June 6, 1956 - October 10, 2020
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Debra L. Prati, 64, of Apollo, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020, at home, with her family by her side. The daughter of Harold Chrimes and Marie McDaniel, Debra was born on June 6, 1956, in Braddock. She was a graduate of Penn Hills High School, Class of 1975. After 18 years of working at the PPG South Greensburg windshield factory she continued her education at California University of PA, where she received her associate's degree in accounting. She continued her professional career working at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Comptroller Operations, retiring in 2016. She enjoyed traveling and cruising with her husband prior to and during retirement. Highlights included Alaska, the Caribbean, England, Italy, France, Transatlantic, Panama Canal Transit, Portugal, Spain, and Norway. Her latest trip to England included a 10 day visit at the home of friends she met while cruising. She also enjoyed various hobbies. Including photography, reading, counted cross stitch, stained glass, tole painting, beading and stamping. She enjoyed watching and photographing the abundance of wildlife in our yard. She posted the photographs to Facebook for others to enjoy as well.
Left to cherish Debra's memory are her husband, Arthur J.Prati; mother Marie McDaniel of Apollo; brothers, Harold (Nancy) Chrimes, Jr. of Roanoke VA; David Chrimes of Penn Hills; Dwayne (Tracy) Chrimes of Apollo; nephews, Billy (Amanda) Chrimes, Michael Chrimes, Nicholas Chrimes; nieces, Becky Chrimes, Amy (Jason) Kingery, Jordan Chrimes; and her husband's nephews and nieces, Walter Friedhof, Norma Jean (Jim) Lipari, Claire Prati, Thomas Frantz, Albert Witmyer, Laura (Doug) Luckock and William Prati.
Due to pandemic restrictions a celebration of her life will be announced in 2021. Arrangements are being handled by RJ Slater IV Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Kensington Pa 15068.
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Debbi (Euwer) LeGrand

Posted at 07:12pm
I am very lucky to have had Debbie as my friend for over 50 years. She was one of the most kind, generous, and thoughtful people that I have known and I was always inspired by her love of life and adventures. I will always remember her easy laughter, her beautiful photography and her gentle ways. She will always be in my heart.
Art, you and all the family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Joseph LeGrand Posted at 01:13pm

I was lucky to to be a part of that beautiful friendship and get to know Debbie and Art over the last 40 years

Kathy Swain

Posted at 10:53am
We met Deb & Art 7 years ago on a cruise. It was the start of a wonderful friendship and we spent many happy times together. Deb was a wonderful person so kind caring and a true friend. We will always remember and miss Deb so much and cant believe she is not here any longer. Our thoughts are with Art and her family to whom we offer our deepest sympathy

pat rothfelder

Posted at 08:41pm
Art, We are so sorry to hear about Debbie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul and Pat Rothfelder

Nancy Wadsworth

Posted at 07:04pm
Fiirst, My deepest sympathy to Art, who was the love of her life! Know that you’re being held in loving prayer as you mourn. You two shared a special connection. I hope the love you shared will sustain you.”
To Aunt Marie, My heart goes out to you. Losing a child brings it’s own grief and pain. Debbie loved you and I’m sure you were so proud of her. Your family will be there for you. We’ll be praying for you.
Debra was an intelligent, warm-hearted, fun-loving, world traveler! She was an extraordinary nature photographer! Many people were thrilled to get one of her beautiful pictures on a handmade card announcing her good wishes for them. I have every one she sent me! I will cherish them as reminder of her and her generous spirit!
Sending love to all you grieve her passing. She will be missed.
Nancy Wadsworth

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