Horace C. “Bud” Pleak, age 90, of East Sixth Street,Emporium, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, in the Guy & Mary Felt Manor,Emporium.
Born September 14, 1921 in Villisca, Iowa,he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Chapman Pleak. On June 28,1947 in Coudersport he married Mary Jane Holden who died June 6, 2011.
He attended Villisca public schools and Iowa StateUniversity. In 1942he started work at Hygrade Sylvania Corporation and was employed for 39 year sas an engineer and manager with Sylvania and later GTE and Philips in Emporium.
Mr. Pleak is survived by: two sons, Robert G. (Joanne)Pleak of Salinas, CA, and Andrew Pleak of New York City; three daughters, MaryAnn Weber of Billings, MT, E. Jane Pleak-Alquist of Statesboro, GA, and GeorgeAnn Pleak of Emporium; three grandchildren, Jesse Weber of San Francisco, CA,Daniel Weber and Kathleen (Betsy) Weber of Santa Barbara, CA; and two sisters-in-law, Pauline Lewis and George Ann Holden at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, and four nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Peterson and Eleanor Bradley.
Bud was an active member of the Community Players in the early 1940s, the Sylvania Rifle Club, Sylvania’s Quarter Century Club, the Toastmasters Club, the National Rifle Association,Emporium Men’s Club and was Committeeman for Troop 51, now 551, of the Boy Scouts of America.
In looking back at his life, Bud wrote to hischildren: “all in all, it’s been a great life, with a wonderfu lwife and perhaps we even proved that a heathen and an angel can live together along time!”
Funeral arrangements, under the direction of theCoppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, were incomplete at the time of printing.
Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the CameronCounty Ambulance Service, 229 E Second Street, or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, 110 E Fourth Street,Emporium PA 15834.