Virgil S. Pratt, 65, died Feb. 27, 2010, at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Gil was born in Bangor on Aug. 1, 1944, the son of the late Virgil S. Pratt Sr. and the late Phyllis E. (Soule) Pratt Foss. He was the stepson of the late H. Clinton Foss.

He was a graduate of Foxcroft Academy, attended the University of Maine at Farmington and graduated from the University of Maine. Gil married Sandra Huntington on Sept. 14, 1968, and they lived and worked in the Bangor area for 36 years. They had been married for 39 years. Sandra predeceased him in July 2007. Gil married Barbara Koster, formerly of Rockland, on Oct. 18, 2008, and they spent 16 happy months together in sickness and health.

Gil worked at the city of Brewer first as deputy treasurer, then as city treasurer, and was the city’s first finance director. After working as the administrator for a Bangor law firm, he went back to work in public finance as support services director at School Union 90, business manager at Eastern Maine Community College, and he retired in 2004 as finance director at the town of Hampden.

He was a former member, board member and past president of the Brewer Kiwanis Club, a former member and past president of the Brewer Music Association, and a United Way volunteer. He was a long-time member of the Government Finance Officers Association and served as its representative for the state of Maine in 1985-86. He was a notary public in Maine for 32 years. He was a former member of Maine Chapter, Order of DeMolay and Mosaic Lodge 52 AF&AM in Dover-Foxcroft and a member of the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. He was a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Agency and the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor.

He enjoyed working in his many flower gardens, being outdoors and the many hunting and fishing trips “up north with the guys.” He was happiest when spending time with his grandsons and family at the family camp in Bowerbank on Sebec Lake. Gil spent many weekends in the summer exploring Moosehead Lake and camping on his boat and winters following the Maine Black Bears hockey team.

He was a pilot for 31 years and enjoyed exploring Maine in his own plane with his camera. He was a former member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Maine Pilots Association and the Civil Air Patrol, as well as a former member and treasurer of the Brewer Flying Club.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Pratt; his daughter, Judi Morrison; and two very special grandsons, Joey and Danny Morrison of Bangor; his brother, Steve and his wife, Jane, of Dover-Foxcroft and their boys, Brian, Mike and Justin; his sister, Maggie McKinney of Manchester and her boys, Seamus and Eammon; his brother, Tom of Newburgh and his son, TJ; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lary Funeral Home, 62 Summer St. in Dover-Foxcroft, where funeral services will be conducted March 3 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Dodie Sheffield will officiate. Following cremation, burial will be in the family lot at the South Dover Cemetery in the spring.

Donations in Gil’s memory can be made to Ronald McDonald House, 654 State St., Bangor, ME 04401; or the Good Samaritan Agency, 100 Ridgewood Drive, Bangor, ME 04401. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at laryfuneralhome.com.