John H. Pritchard
US Marine Corps Veteran
Multi-City, NY - 12/14/2022
Mission applies to the following Region(s):
Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission:
The family of John H. Pritchard has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. John, 80, a resident of Pittstown for more than 30 years, died peacefully Thursday, December 1, 2022, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany with his loving family by his side following a short illness.
Born in Malone, NY, after his family relocated to Mechanicville when he was a boy, John attended and graduated from Mechanicville High School, Class of 1960. Within just a few days of graduation, John was drafted into the United States Marine Corps on June 30, 1960. After basic training he was stationed at the U.S. Naval Base in Key West, FL, where he earned a Good Conduct Medal and awards for marksmanship and sharpshooting with a rifle and elevated from the rank of Private to Lance Corporal. John was released from active duty and received an honorable discharge on May 29, 1964.
Following his service to the country, John accepted a position at the Norton Company in Watervliet as a machine operator in the production shop. Throughout the next 31 years he worked his way up the ladder learning to run other equipment and perform additional duties. He earned the respect of his coworkers and supervisors and was elevated to the position of production foreman. He retired in 1995.
Portions of the above narrative are contained in John's obituary, available for viewing online by clicking here
Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:
12/14/2022 at 10:15am
Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home
2237 NY Route 7
Raymertown, NY 12180
Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:
Updated 8 March 2022
Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.
Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for dignified transfer. Escort to Saratoga National Cemetery to follow, with anticipated KSU of 10:30 am.
Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?
Second Staging Date and Staging Time:
12/14/2022 at 11:30am
Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, NY 12871
Second Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:
Second Stage - Special Information:
Interment with military honors scheduled for 12:00 pm. Please stage quietly, following updated staging guidelines.
Is there a Third Stage to this Mission?
rs 12/06; MER