Harvey R. Prins

Harvey R. Prins

WEST SAND LAKE - Harvey R. Prins, 88, of West Sand Lake, passed away peacefully Friday, May 22, 2020, at At Home in West Sand Lake. Harvey was born October 6, 1931, in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of Nicholas and Sadie (Van Teyens) Prins.. He served in the Army during the Korean war and then earned his Doctorate in Nuclear Physics and was a Nuclear Engineer for the NYS Public Service Commission for 25 years before retiring. Harvey was a long time member of the Bloomingrove church and served as an elder on the Consistory. He also served on many committees for the Albany Classis. Predeceased by one brother, Robert Prins, and one sister, Eleanor Chambers. Survivors include his beloved wife of 61 years Iteke Prins, his 6 children Rene (Ron) Pesnichak, Arden (Robert) Maiorisi, Nicholas (Lori) Prins, Denise (Michael) Glasser, Thomas (Shay) Prins, Nadine (Ron)Terpstra, and one sister Edythe Wiebinga (Robert). He was also the proud grandpa of 18 grandchildren and spouses, as well as 13 great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to Visit with the family Tuesday evening 4-7Pm Via Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89134919894. The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 11 o'clock and simulcast via Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81256940774. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in West Sand Lake following the funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Harvey’s name to a charity of the donor's choice. Send condolences at www.wjrockefeller.com
October 6, 1931 - May 22, 202010/06/193105/22/2020
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Deb Hirt
June 6
Iteke, I was so saddened to hear about your husband. I watched the video and what a beautiful family and so many memories. May your fondest memories always bring you comfort and peace.
With sympathy, friendship and love,
Debi Hirt
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Alice Carter and David and Becky Roppel
June 4

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Shirley Arnold
June 1
Iteke and Sipkje,

My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you both. May God be with you and all of your family.


Shirley Arnold (Hymn Society)
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Mark halsey
May 27
Just wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to all of you! Mr. Prins was always quick to be kind, happy to lend a smile and never without a quick quip or funny saying.. something that would make you smile.

So thankful for each of you as I know you all are a small glimpse ...
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Gwen & David DeJong
May 27

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Jan Wiebenga
May 27
My prayers go out to all my cousins and Aunt Iteke. I have so many wonderful memories from spending time with you all over the years. He will be missed. He is once again reunited with Gram and Papa, Aunt Eleanor, and Uncle Bob. We too can take comfort in knowing that... Continue Reading
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Ray Elliott
May 27

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Keith Prins
May 26

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Gail Prins
May 26
Dear Aunt Iteke and all my cousins: You are in my prayers in this time of grief and I send you my hugs and kisses from afar. Uncle Harvey was always so kind, sweet and, as I remember, funny. He always had a quip, a joke or a wry smirk on his face and made everyone smi... Continue Reading
Gene Marie Callahan
May 26
"The strife is o'er, the battle won." God be with you all as you heal.