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Edward Plonski

Posted By Hall-Wynne On January 18, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Edward Plonski died Friday in Duke Hospice at the Meadowlands following a brief illness. He was born July 13, 1916 in Astoria, NY. A Durham resident since his military service, Ed proudly served his country in the 78th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during WWII. He spent a career in sales with Durham Builders Supply Co. Ed was a devoted parishioner of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
A man who loved life and lived it to the fullest, Ed Plonski loved to dance, and was a member of the Toppers and several dance groups. He and his late wife, Margaret, enjoyed many trips with the 55-Plus group from their church. Ed was also a member of the Durham Elks Lodge, and was an exalted ruler.
Ed Plonski will be remembered for his generosity, warmth, ability to tell a great story and his dependable wisdom.
Surviving are his daughter, Carolyn P. Blackwood and husband, Steve of Durham; grandchildren, Jeffrey Blackwood and his wife, Brantley of Durham and Joseph Blackwood and his wife, Laura of Harrisburg; a great granddaughter, Lainey Blackwood; and a brother, Joseph Plonski in Long Island, NY. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret in 1998.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered 11:00 AM Monday from Immaculate Conception Church. Interment with military honors will follow in Maplewood Cemetery. Friends may visit 3-6 PM Sunday at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to Duke Community Hospice Service. On-line memorials: www.hallwynne.com Select Obituaries.
The Blackwood family expresses their sincere gratitude to caregiver, Esther Hester and the staff at Duke Community Hospice.


Condolences for the family of “Edward Plonski”

Condolence from Jim and Peg Filizzi on January 19th, 2008 12:00 am

Dear loved ones of Edward Plonski,
We had great pleasure meeting “Dee” this past summer on several occasions with our daughter, Laura and son-in-law Joe Blackwood. His personal stories and presence during the week and at the wedding are our fondest memories. We are so blessed to have shared this special time with him.
God bless you all,
Jim and Peg Filizzi

Condolence from Mary Jones on January 19th, 2008 12:00 am

To Joe and Laura,
We were sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandfather. I know he meant a lot to you Joe, and has grown close to Laura’s heart as well. Hold onto all those wonderful memories and laughs because you will always have those to share forever with those you love. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you. Aunt Mary and Uncle Chas

Condolence from John W. Pope on January 19th, 2008 12:00 am

Shortly after moving here from New York, I first met Ed at his Elks Lodge 568. His devotion to his Lodge is ledgend. A very warm and good brother he was to me.My wife and I joined the 50+ club, and I had the privlidge to serve under Ed whose was their president. We will all miss his warmth, laugh and stories he had to tell aboout past 50 + Club events.May he rest in peace. Gerry & John Pope

Condolence from George W. Hooks on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

I knew Ed thru Durham Elks Lodge #568. He was a good Elk and a better person. My condolences to the family.

He will be missed.

Condolence from H.A. on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

I enjoyed and worked with Ed as active members of the 78th Division Vets Assoc. We will miss his presence and sound advise. Sincerely Red Gonzales

Condolence from Stan Polny on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

My sincerest condolences. Ed and I had some nice times together at Keyser. I will miss him. Stan Polny
Association Historian

Condolence from Paul Hennessey on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

Sincere condolences from both Dot and Paul. Ed was a well respected and loved member of the 78th Division Veterans Association. May our Savior welcome Ed into his kingdom with all others who served their God and their Country.

Condolence from Bud Green on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

Ed was a dear friend and I was one of the lucky ones to serve in the same battlion, 903rdFA Bn. We enjoyed our visits at the reunions and our mini reunion in Durham many years ago. Our prayers are with the family and God Bless, Bud and Gerri Green, Fort Myers Fl

Condolence from Joe and Patsy Forbes on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

We are so very sad to hear of Eddie’s passing. We have years of fond memories with Eddie and Margaret. Our love to Carolyn and her family.

Condolence from Carol Christmas Crutchfield on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

My childhood is full of wonderful memories of being at Uncle Eddie and Aunt Margaret’s house: Parties with dancing downstairs, collecting coins, homemade salad dressing, and getting to sleep in the brass bed. I can never forget because “I’ve got you under my skin.” He will be dearly missed.
My sympathy and prayers are for you Carolyn and your family.

Condolence from Helen Owen Jones on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

I lived next door to Ed and Margaret from 1989-1999. Ed was such a wonderful neighbor. He woud let my dogs in and out on the days the weather was too bad for me to put them out, before I went to work. He was always willing to help me with my home improvement projects giving me advice and lending me tools. I will always treasure his memory.

Condolence from Bud Green on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

Condolences to the family of Ed Plonski from the men that served with him from the 903rd FA Bn in whch he was commander of Service Btry 903rd FA BN, 78th Lighting Division. Ed was a life time member of the 78th Division Association

Condolence from Sandra Christmas Gay on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

My love and condolences go to Carolyn and her family. Most of my childhood was spent in the home of Uncle Eddie and Aunt Margaret. They were like my second family. My mother and father were best friends with them. I have lost a dear member of my family, but will always keep Uncle Eddie in my heart.Carolyn, my prayers and love are with you during this time of grief. Love, Sandra

Condolence from somerville parker on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

My father, Edwin P. Parker, was the commanding general of the 78th Division throughout WW II. He knew and had great respect for Ed Plonski, especially for his services to the 78th Division Veterans Association. Were my father alive he would want Ed’s family to have his condolences and to be very proud of Ed.

Someville Parker

Condolence from Dolores & Philip Plonski on January 20th, 2008 12:00 am

Uncle Ed’s stories and good humor have made a long lasting memory for us. We were blessed and are thankful for being part of his great family.

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