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Roy Eugene Prescott

May 11, 1931 — April 28, 2021

Mechanicsburg

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Roy Eugene Prescott

A Kind and Loving Man -

Roy Eugene Prescott, age 89, of Mechanicsburg passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.  Roy was born at home in Bainbridge, PA, on May 11, 1931 to Walter Prescott and Estella (Smith) Prescott.

He had a happy childhood in Bainbridge, and graduated from Donegal High School in Mount Joy, PA.  He joined the US Navy and served from 1950-1954.  After his discharge, he attended Penn State University, where he graduated with a degree in Dairy Science.  At Penn State he met his future wife, Gail Gilman, and they wed upon their graduation, on June 28, 1958.  They remained married until Gail’s death in 2015. For many years Roy was a salesman in the dairy foods industry, first working for Germantown Manufacturing Company, then as an independent sales representative.  He always said how much he loved his work, and he looked forward every day to going out and meeting with his customers.  Many of his customers became lifelong friends.  Roy was a member of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, Bainbridge Church of God, and finally the Mechanicsburg First Church of God.  He sang in the choir at Penn State and also in the choirs of the churches to which he belonged, often as a soloist.  His faith was central to his life, and he was a warm, kind-hearted, loving and generous husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Roy is survived by many.  First, his sisters and brother: Dottie Kuntzelman of Elizabethtown, PA; Joyce Miller of Newark, OH; Nancy Kaufman of Bainbridge, PA; and Richard Prescott of Mount Joy, PA.  He is also survived by his and Gail’s three children: Karen Prescott Dalby, Cindy Prescott Kuster, and Stephen Lloyd Prescott, and their seven children.  In addition, he is survived by the six Vietnamese children he and Gail took in, and who became part of the family:  Le Thi Thanh Bach; Ngan Thi Vu; Le Quang Sang; Le Quang Sang (Scott); Le Quang Dien (Dave); and Jeanne (Nguyet) Le Kelly, and their six children.  There were numerous others who called him “Dad,” and he loved and was loved by them all.

Roy always lived life with joy and thankfulness, and as such was an inspiration to others.  He often noted over recent years that he was grateful for having a wonderful life and family, but that now he was looking forward to being in Heaven, and to being reunited with his beloved Gail-ee.  His passing is sad for those who knew him, but a cause for celebration for him.

All are welcome to join Roy’s family at his in-person public gathering on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 12:45 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; and for his virtual gathering and service via video chat or telephone beginning at 12:45 p.m.; with Rev. Dr. Brand W. Eaton officiating.

Friends and family are invited for a reception immediately following the service at Buhrig’s Gathering Place, 25 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, (717) 766-3421 (next to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory).  Look for the “Buhrig” parking signs in all of the parking lots.  Interment in Bainbridge Cemetery in Bainbridge, PA will be at the family’s convenience.  Cremation was private.

Instructions for joining the memorial service via Zoom are below.

Roy’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  You can offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting the “Tribute Wall” above.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Prison Fellowship, an organization that Roy was involved with for many years.  https://www.prisonfellowship.org/

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Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Roy's family via video chat or telephone on Saturday, June 5, 2021, beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81062533100? with passcode 3421

Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 810 6253 3100 with passcode 3421

By participating in this chat you agree to our “Internet Video Chat & Telephone Chat Policies” which can be found at www.Buhrig.com/Privacy-Policy.

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Public Arrival

Saturday, June 5, 2021

12:45 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Service

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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