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Robert C. Prizel

February 22, 1935 — February 27, 2019

Olean - Robert C. "Bob, Pops" Prizel     "Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather"

            Robert C. "Bob, Pops" Prizel, of 161 S. 25th St., formerly of 116 S. 14th St., passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Olean General Hospital, following a brief illness.

            Bob was born on Feb. 22, 1935 in Angola and was a son of Clarence and Maude Wagner Prizel.  On July 13, 1957 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Silver Creek, he married his wife of almost 56 years, Truda S. Munn, who predeceased him on Feb. 26, 2013.

            Bob was a 1953 graduate of Angola High School.  He served in the US Navy from 1960 to 1962.  Bob worked for Niagara Mohawk as a customer service representative for over 30 years, retiring in about 1990.  He also worked at The Castle as a bartender as well as his son's pharmacy, Prizel's Pharmacy for many years.  Bob was very involved in Olean City Politics and he ran in an election to be an alderman.  He was a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, the Enchanted Mountains Masonic Lodge, and he was a Shriner.

            Bob was very involved with the Little League while Bobby was playing.  He was an avid St. Bonaventure Basketball and Olean High School Sports fan.  Bob enjoyed raising his Boxers and attended many American Kennel Club Dog Shows.  He also enjoyed camping with his friends and family.  He had many permanent camping sites around Chatauqua, but he truly loved spending time watching his grandchildren play sports and spending time with them.  Bob was fondly known as "Pops."

            Bob is survived by; a son, Robert J. "Bobby" (Tiffany) Prizel of Olean; 2 daughters, Julie A. (Daniel) Carlascio of Cincinnati, OH and Deborah L. (James) Sebunia of Albany; 7 grandchildren, Connor and Jarrett Prizell, Allison (Alex) Padgett, Michael (Julia) and Samuel Carlascio, and Nicholas and Samantha Sebunia; 1 great grandson, Noah Robert Padgett; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  Bob was especially fond of his daughter-in-law's nieces and nephew, Jacqueline and Jacob Hannahs, and Jocelyn Messler.

            Along with his loving wife, Bob was predeceased by, 4 siblings, Geraldine Young, Wallace and Raymond Prizel and Deloris Driscoll.

            Friends will be received at Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean  Tonight, February 28, 2019 from 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm.  Members of the Enchanted Mountains Lodge #252 F&AM will conduct a Masonic Funeral service at  the Funeral Home tonight, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am at the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 109 S. Barry St., Olean.  The Rev. Kim E. Rossi, Rector, will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany. 

            In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 109 South Barry Street, Olean, New York 14760 or to the Olean Sports Boosters, C/O Olean High School, 410 West Sullivan Street, Olean, New York 14760.   Online condolences may be made at


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