Peter M. Prescott, 86, of Reston Virginia passed on Friday September 24th after losing a battle with pneumonia.
Born August 26th, 1935, in Cleveland Ohio to Robert and Elizabeth Prescott.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lu Prescott, his son and daughter-in-law Phelps and Wendy Prescott, daughter Mary Prescott, daughter and son-in law Elizabeth and Dan Deakin, grandchildren Brian and Michelle Prescott, sister Pam Pahl and brother and sister -in-law Robert and Joan Prescott and many nieces and nephews all whom he loved very much. He was preceded his brother-in-law Charles Pahl and his brother Phelps Prescott.
Peter enlisted in the U.S. Army and honorable served for 3 years in the 101st Airborne where he gained wonderful stories to share with his loved ones, but he was most proud of protecting the Little Rock Nine.
After serving his country, Peter was a sound effect artist for various beloved television shows such as Sesame Street, Captain Kangaroo and The Munsters. Later in his career, he took his talents on the road with CBS sports. He earned two Emmys. The first was for the Wide World of Sports and the seconds was for his work at the 1993 World Series. His family and friends in the NYC area have very fond memories with him at the US OPEN tennis tournament where he served as John McEnroe’s favorite audio technician.
He married the love of his life, Mary Lu, in 1964. On their first date, he cried while dropping her off at her door as he knew he was going to marry her. And despite him neglecting to tell his new bride that the Beatles were in town and where they were being interviewed, they remained happily married for almost 58 years.
Peter was a man who put family first, ALWAYS, and his own words, “died a happy man.” The family will be holding a private celebration of life at a later date. But, in continuing to serve his country, in lieu of flowers he would prefer everyone donate to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, one of a few non-profits serving all Veterans from all eras. Visit www.PVA.org/Donate to dedicate your donation in memory of Peter Prescott.