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George Pluto Jr.
October 19, 1932 ~ November 15, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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George Pluto Jr. 90 of Hopwood, Pa. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
He was born October 19, 1932 in Hopwood, Pa. the son of George Pluto Sr. and Nora Show Pluto.
George married Patricia Ann Schreckengost on December 3, 1955. Besides Patty, he is survived by his son, George Pluto III and wife Candy of Hutchinson, Pa.; grandchildren, Nicole Pluto, Oliver, Pa., David Pluto, Claysville, Pa., George L. Pluto and Katherine Pluto both of Hutchinson, Pa. and Leah Pluto of Fall River, Mass., and great grandchildren, Cassandra Johnson and Sean Johnson Jr. both of Oliver, Pa.
Preceding him in death were the following brothers and sister, Lamorene Pluto and Thomas Pluto, Leland Pluto, Bertha Pluto Kaspick and infant brother, Harry Pluto. He was the last surviving member of his parents’ immediate family.
George was a charter member of the Hopwood Volunteer Fire Department, serving as a firefighter, line officer positions as well as Chief for many years; charter member of The Hutchinson Sportsmens Club; member of Fairchance Church of the Brethren and a member of Lathers Union and Carpenters Union.
He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
George walked The Appalachian Trail from Georgia thru many states as one of his lifetime adventures as well as fishing in Alaska.
The family will receive friends in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. the hour of service with Pastor Vincent Cable officiating.
Interment will follow in Mountain View Memorial Park, Brownfield, Pa.
The Hopwood Volunteer Fire Department will hold a service on Monday at 6:30 p.m.