• Ken Pratt - Walking Vigil

    Aug 31, 2021, 11:00 AM US/Pacific

Memorial Created By
LA Metro Ctywide Planning & Develop. Dpt

Kenneth Pratt

June 22, 1949 - August 12, 2021

It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Ken Pratt, “Mayor of Union Station”, who passed on August 12, 2021. We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Ken Pratt. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer great comfort for his family and friends. Click...  see more

In 2012, Ken Pratt joined Metro after a long successful career in Commercial Real Estate.  Ken faced the daunting task of revitalizing Union Station recently purchased by Metro.   After demonstrating the will to revitalize Union Station, the Station team, under Ken’s leadership, launched into a series of projects that would restore Union Station to the grandeur of today. Some of the major accomplishments under his watchful...  see more
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  • Richard Darby
    For those who were not as lucky as me to have spent a third of my ten years at Metro as Ken's "right-hand man" at west Union Station, please find my family's small video tribute to Metro's curating Mayor of Union Station via the link below. His...  more
  • Michael Lejeune
    In almost 20 years at Metro, I've encountered my share of Very Fine People, and also of true characters. Ken was both, and in a standout role. The suits! The hats! There was a comfortable, happy, ELEGANT savoir faire about him that made all in his circle...  more
  • Jody Litvak
    Ken was one of the good ones, he made a difference to Metro and Los Angeles. May his memory be an everlasting blessing to all who knew and loved him.
  • Joe Giba
    The "Mayor of Union Station" at the 80th Anniversary celebration. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Ken for most of his tenure at Metro. He was a consummate professional with the utmost respect for his peers. I am going to miss him.
  • Nick Szamet
    "After life's fitful fever, he sleeps well." From Shakespeare's Macbeth on the death of the good King Duncan.

    Although Ken was not a king, he acted with all the qualities of one. I worked with him for four years with two of them as my direct manager....  more
  • Heather Severin
    Mr. Amazing.. you will be very missed.. Your kindness and support over the years was a blessing.
    My condolences to the family, you are in my prayers.
    Heather Severin
    My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Pratt. In my opinion, he was both a gentleman and a scholar, one who will be missed immensely at Metro and beyond. I have always appreciated his cool demeanor, along with his class and...  more
  • Brian Haas
    I am stunned and saddened by Ken's passing. I've only worked with him a three years on specific projects -- namely this year's Academy Awards -- but he was always a consummate professional, a true gentleman and a kind heart.

    He was the heart of Union...  more
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  • Matthew Crow
    When I travelled from the Gold Line to the Red Line I often saw this well dressed man with a hat wandering around the station looking around only later to discover it was that great man Ken Pratt who was checking up on the facility he loved and making...  more
    Worked with Ken on various projects over the years. His knowledge was only matched by his great humor...wonderful colleague, outstanding human being...
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