Doris Pratko

Doris Pratko (Seltzer)

Wednesday June 1, 1932 - Thursday February 6, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Doris Pratko, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Doris Pratko

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Doris's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Doris's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Loving Mother & Grandmother

Doris Pratko, 87, of Nutley, NJ, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving children at the Montclair Care Center in Montclair. Doris was born on June 1, 1932 in Newark, the daughter of Albert and Lillia (Russell) Seltzer. She graduated from Barringer High School in 1950. She met and married Frank Pratko, started a family, and moved to Nutley where she and Frank raised two children, Frank and Debbie. She was a devoted wife and mother. Her greatest joys were her cherished family and Nutley home. She loved preparing dinners and having family gatherings.

Doris is predeceased by her loving husband Frank after 62 years of marriage and her sister Jeanne Space. She was the loving mother of Frank Pratko and his fiancée Marie, and Deborah Sharkey and her husband, Tom. She loved spending time with her four grandchildren, Frank M. Pratko and his wife, Kelly, Christa Pratko, Shara Pratko and her fiancé, Eric Brooks, and Thomas C. Sharkey. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was deeply loved and will be dearly missed.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, February 11, at Grace Episcopal Church, 200 Highfield Lane, Nutley at 10:30 AM.

The entombment will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Visitors will be received at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home 267 Centre St., Nutley on Monday from 3-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Nutley Emergency & Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 172, Nutley, NJ 07110 would be appreciated.
Read Less

To plant a memorial tree in honor of Doris Pratko (Seltzer), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Doris

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 10th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 10th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home
    267 Centre Street
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 10:30am
    Grace Episcopal Church
    200 Highfield lane
    NUTLEY, NJ 07110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Visitors are asked to go directly to church
  • Interment

    Glendale Cemetery
    28 Hoover Avenue
    BLOOMFIELD, NJ 07003
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Doris here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence

Frank DeBlasio

Posted at 04:36pm
Debbie and Frank very sorry the hear about your mom ... Frank DeBlasio

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: