Howard H. Pletsch Jr., of Hartly, died on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at the home of his brother. He was 68.


Howard H. Pletsch Jr., of Hartly, died on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at the home of his brother. He was 68.

He was born in Baltimore, Md. on June 24, 1942, the son of the late Howard and Clara Pletsch.

After graduating from Salasianum High School in 1960, he enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard. He worked for Reichhold Chemical Co., near Cheswold, retiring in 1994.

Howard was an avid football fan, particularly Penn State and the Philadelphia Eagles. He enjoyed socializing with friends and family.

He is survived by brothers David and James Pletsch, of Kenton; sister-in-law Veronica Pletsch; niece Katherine Pletsch, and nephew Timothy Pletsch, all of Kenton.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m., at Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home, 123 W. Commerce St., Smyrna, where friends may call at 10 a.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Delaware Hospice Inc., 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

To send a letter of condolence, visit www.delmarvaobits.com.

Arrangements are by Matthews-Bryson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Smyrna.