Joseph “Cookie” Planiczka, McClellandtown, Pa.
Joseph “Cookie” Planiczka, 50 of McClellandtown, Pa. passed away on Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 19, 1970 in Uniontown, Pa.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents and his father-in-law, Thomas Edward Shutz.
Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Melissa Shutz Planiczka; children, Joseph Edward Planiczka and Samantha Josephine Planiczka; parents, Carl and Mary Lou Nottingham Planiczka; brother, Scott Planiczka; mother-in-law, Wanda Shutz; brothers-in-law, Thomas E. Shutz Jr. and his wife Dee and Ed Shutz and his wife Jaime and multiple nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Joe loved to go camping. He was a life member of the Hutchinson Sportsmen’s Club and a honorary member and firefighter with the Fairchance Volunteer Fire Department.
The family will greet friends and family in the Dean C. Whitmarsh Funeral Home, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance, Pa. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 2:00 to 7:30 p.m. The Fairchance Volunteer Fire Department will have a Firefighter’s Service at 7:30 p.m. with Last Call being observed. Then at 8:00 p.m. a Time of Remembrance of his life will begin officiated by Mr. Terry Hagedorn.
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