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Juan R. Prats
April 13, 1937 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
Juan Roberto Prats, 86, of Naples, Florida, beloved son of Juan Roberto, Prats and Maria Rivera, passed away peacefully on 9/13/23. Juan, who was better known as Popo to many, was
born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on April 13,1937. After he graduated from high school, he joined the Air Force. He went to Wilcox, technical school later in life, and earned a two-year certificate
in electrical. For most of his life, he worked at Pratt and Whitney in New Haven and in Florida for a bit.
Juan is survived by his wife, Julieta Prats and the mother of his three children, Maria Serrano, his daughter, Sheila Prats and her son, Daniel Sohn and daughter Carol Prats and her sons,
Joshua Gonzalez, Kyle Gonzalez and Joel Alvarez, his son, Juan Roberto Prats, his wife, Talyn Prats, and their daughter Katlyn Tabor, and her son Jaden Guevera.
Popo was known for his love of fishing, boating, cars, and motorcycles. His children have many fond memories of many summers spent in Montauk with his first cousin Hector Rivera and his
wife Delia. Also of fishing on the boat “my joy” out of New London and catching blue fish. When we lived in Puerto Rico in the 70s, you could usually find us at our maternal
grandmother‘s house on a Friday night playing a mean round of dominoes with his father in law,
brothers in law and extended family and friends. He loved to watch boxing matches, car races, westerns and war movies. He was also very much
an animal lover, and had dogs his whole life as pets and later a love of Pomeranians all who he named Kirby!!
He was a man of all trades. He could fix a car like nobody else, he could also fix anything around the house. On Saturdays and Sundays he enjoyed going to tag sales looking for
whatever he could share with us like something that we might need or something that would give him something to tinker with in his garage.