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Charles Prentice of Dimock, Pennsylvania

Charles Prentice of Dimock, Pennsylvania
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Winter 2009 and Revised 24 Sep 2009

1. Charles Prentice may have been b. c. 1916-1920, and perhaps in, or near, Gilbertsville, Otsego Co., NY, where his wife was born. He was living in 2009. Gilbertsville lies approximately 40 miles NE of Binghamton, NY.

He m. Helen Louise Halbert c. 1938. She was b. 29 Mar 1920, Gilbertsville, NY, and d. 5 Jun 2009 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Her obituary of 7 Jun 2009 in the Binghamton Pess and Sun-Bulletin reads as follows:

    Helen Louise [Halbert] Prentice of Dimock, PA

    Helen Louise Prentice, 89, of Dimock, PA passed away, Friday, June 5, 2009 at Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA. Born March 29, 1920 in Gilbertsville, [Otsego Co.] NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Jenny [Wilson] Halbert.

    She was a graduate of the Gilbertsville High School, Class of 1937. In 1951, she and her husband, Charles, moved to the Dimock area and raised a family. Helen loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was a big fan of pinochle and all sorts of games. She was a member of Dimock Christian Community Church where she was a Community Worker and member of the church for over 50 years, Daughters of the American Revolution, Montrose Chapter from 1980 until present where she served as Secretary for many years.

    Survivors include her loving husband of 71 years, Charles Prentice of Dimock, PA,; sons and daughters-in-law, Tom Prentice, of Florida, Gary and Michele Prentice, of Texas, Steve and Joann Prentice, of New Jersey; eight grandsons; one great grandson; brother, James Halbert, of Sidney, NY.; sister, Charlotte Oliphant, of Binghamton, NY.; sisters -in-law, Georgiana Halbert, of New Berlin, NY., Joyce Halbert, of New Berlin, NY., Lois Georgia, of Greene, NY., Anetta Rettberg, of Fla.; brother-in-law, Peter D'Ambrosio of Philadelphia, PA.; numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Elaine Prentice; brothers, Robert W. Halbert and Thomas Russell Halbert; sister, Gertrude D'Ambrosio; sister-in-law, Elma Halbert; and brother-in-law, Melvain Oliphant.

    Go to: bartronmyerfuneralhome.com for directions. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Dimock Christian Community Church. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, Inc. Montrose, PA. Instead of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Dimock Christian Community Church, c/o Mary Spering, Financial Secretary, R.R. #6 Box 6269, Montrose, PA 18801.

Children of Charles and Helen per the above obituary:

  1. Tom Prentice of FL. He may have a deceased wife named Elaine.
  2. Gary Prentice of TX. He m. Michele.
  3. Steve Prentice of NJ. He m. Joann.

Who are Charles Prentice's Parents?

Investigation is continuing,.

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