Francis Pray, emeritus professor of biology, dies at 86

August 1st, 2011

Francis Pray, emeritus professor of biology and honorary alumnus of Cornell College, died on July 20 from complications following pneumonia. He was 86 years old. Pray taught at Cornell from 1957 to 1987 and was especially known for educating future doctors. After retiring from the college, he and his wife, Edith Pray, moved to Sarasota, Fla. A memorial service will be held at Cornell during Homecoming at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Allee Chapel. The family is holding a memorial service at Medford Leas in Medford, N.J. on Sept. 3. The full obituary, submitted by his family, follows. Read More…