John F. Prendergast
- December 8, 1928 - July 19, 2011
- Niskayuna, New York
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“My Uncle John, Jack's father gave mu mother and me a copy of one of Jack's first lectures to a corporation. "When the Interest Comes Due"
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1 of 6 | Posted by: Rita Fullem Day Revellese - CA
“So sorry for your loss. May the memories of Uncle Jack bring you all comfort.
Tommy & Jillian Prendergast
2 of 6 | Posted by: Tommy & Jillian Prendergast - MA
“There was not a finer man than Jack Prendergast. In my mind, he is the very definition of an honorable man: brilliant, kind, witty, compassionate,...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Kate Nelson Morgan - PA - Cousin
“The thoughts and prayers of the Brother, Jones and Schmidt families are with you in this time of sorrow. We hope to see many generations enjoy the...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Brother - NY - Neighbor
“I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
6 of 6 | Posted by: Calli Prendergast - Worcester, MA
Niskayuna-John F. Prendergast, 82, of Niskayuna passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011 after a lengthy illness.
John was born December 8, 1928 in Utica New York to Catherine Murphy and John H. Prendergast.
John graduated from Utica Catholic Academy. He married Maria Nolan on November 25, 1950.He held various positions at G.E. and at 24 he became the youngest general Foreman in the companies’ history. In 1959 he moved his family to Niskayuna where he was a founder of Value Programs for Industry, Inc. He was highly sought after by major corporations in the U.S. and abroad for his innovative thinking and revolutionary business strategies. He was a pioneer, leader, and preeminent authority in the field of value engineering, lecturing at the highest levels of military and business management. In addition to his business achievements John found great joy from spending time with his family at his cottage on Elizabeth Island in Lake George. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima where he served on many committees.
He is survived by his wife Maria Prendergast; two daughters, Kathleen Fraser and Maura Prendergast; his brother Donald Prendergast and his wife Beverley; his Son in-law Bruce Fraser and daughter in-law Elizabeth Prendergast; his grandchildren Shannon Prendergast, Maria Prendergast, Robert Prendergast, Liam Tormey, Rory Fraser, and John Prendergast; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sons; John K. Prendergast and Robert M. Prendergast; and siblings Mary Lourdes Spellman and Father Thomas Prendergast.
A Mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima in Schenectady NY. Friends and Relatives are invited to call on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union Street, (at McClellan St.), Schenectady.