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Michael L. Pryor, Sr.
Michael L. Pryor, Sr., 75, of Union Valley, NY, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021, at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, Syracuse, NY.
Born in Cortland, NY, on June 6, 1945, Mike was the son of the late Lindsay and Bessie Cook Pryor. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1963 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School. After graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired from Buckbee Meers in Cortland where he had been employed as a metallurgist for 25 plus years. Upon retirement, he worked at ARC in Cortland where he assisted the residents. He attended the Berean Bible Church and was also a member of the Cortland Pistol Club. In his spare time, and whenever possible, he enjoyed fishing. Mike’s family was his life and he enjoyed the time he spent with them and his pets.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sharon Loomis Pryor; and his children, Scott (Valerie) Yeaw of Pitcher, Michael (Traci Dutton) Pryor, Jr. of Calistoga, CA, Cheryl (Michael) Phippen of Kinderhook, David Yeaw of Marathon, and Candi (Terry) Bordell of Delmar. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Mary, Sean, Joan, Calista, Cameron, Kayla, McKena, and Sophie; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Barbara) Pryor of Coco, FL; sisters, Kathy (David) Pridemore of St. Cloud, FL, and Joanne Pryor of Winter Park, FL; an uncle George (Sharon) Pryor of Cincinnatus; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Mary Pryor.
The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Friday, March 19, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. NYS Covid-19 guidelines will be followed. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be in place. Burial will be in Taylor Rural Cemetery at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mike may be directed to CNY SNAP, 17 Salisbury Street, Cortland, NY 13045 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
So Sorry for the loss of your Mike, how sad for you. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you
Ruthcredno Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM
Ruthie, thank you. Mike fought many battles. He is at peace now. Sure do miss him.
I was so sad to read of your moms passing. She was a wonderful lady. Mike loved working with her at the Victory during his senior year.
Sharon Pryor Mar 25 2021 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. When I think of Mike I think of him smiling a big hello when I would walk with the baby stroller from our apartment on Warren. There was always a smile and hello for baby Victor too! I know that he will be so very missed. May your memories bring you joy and may God bring you peace.
Suzanne (Brown) McCutcheon Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss Sharon & all the family. Also your Mom & Dad VV Great people.
I see Mike several times in Cortland when he worked at ARC. When he was taking Ira R Adams & Jeff Craft around to places they needed & wanted to go. One VV Great service you did for the disabled thanks for your service on that & Vet.
Also have known his Uncle George & Sharon Pryor most of my life. They are relatives of Lewis & Dixie (Duncan) Morse.
Mike is a Very Great Person.
Now a Very Great Spirit.
Lanny E Morse
Lanny E Morse Mar 21 2021 12:00 AM
Thank you. When all calms, I want to come visit you! You have been on my mind.
Sharon Pryor Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM
Sharon, Scott, David, Cheryl and Family, We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. All of you have you have already been through so much loss. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Love to all of you!
Dorothy and Jon Dribnack Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss of your husband and your dog. Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers.It has been a long haul for you but now you will know that Michael will rest in peace.
Rhonda Perkins Christian and Mark Christian
Rhonda Perkins Christian Mar 19 2021 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike for many years at Buckbee Mears. He was a fine man, and I am proud to have known him.
Carl Moses Mar 18 2021 12:00 AM
Sharon, I am very sorry for your loss.
Evie Seils Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM
Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My heart aches for you.
My sincere condolences.
Eleanor Caldwell Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM