Terrence F. Prorok

| February 16, 2019

Terrence F. Prorok, 79, of Port Orange, FL passed away peacefully on February 3rd, 2019.

Terry was born in Chicago, IL on 12/19/1939 to Eileen (Prendergast) and Francis Prorok. The family moved to Rouseville, PA in 1953 where Terry attended and graduated from St Joseph’s. While there, Terry met his high school sweetheart, Alice Boyle. Terry and Alice were married in 1958.

In 1958 Terry also enlisted in the US Navy and began a lifetime of service to his country. While in the Navy, Terry earned the rank of Chief Petty Officer as an Air Traffic Controller. Terry served aboard the USS Oriskany during the Vietnam War and the USS Midway in South East Asia. During his life time service, he also served at several Naval Air Stations including; Kevlafik, Iceland; Oahu, HI; Pax River, MD and North Island-San Diego. Terry retired from the Navy in 1985.

Terry is survived by his brother Pat (wife Patsy), his children Sharon Hughes (husband Randy), Rick Prorok, Dan (wife Beth) Prorok, Kim Schroeder (husband Brad). Terry is also survived by 11 grandchildren; Mike Poulter, Thomas Tuite, Cassandra Schroeder, Megan Schroeder, Amanda Schroeder, Joshua Schroeder and Jenna Schroeder, Sarah Prorok, Hannah Alberth, Maggie Prorok and Dylan Prorok; and his great-granddaughter, Lily.

Terry, who is now forever reunited with his wife and parents, will continue to be a hero to his family as well as many others.

Military honors will be accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard at 10:50 am with the Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM on Friday February 22nd, 2019 at St. Joseph Church in Oil City, PA with Fr. Ian McElrath officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family would suggest donations be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10306 (www.tunnel2towers.org) or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 (https://donate.lls.org/lls/donate).

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