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Charles A. Plantz

  • On June 4, 2021

Charles A. Plantz, of West Brownsville, PA, passed away on May 21, 2021. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Riker Plantz.

He is survived by his brother Albert R. Plantz, nephew Robert (Kelly) Plantz, niece Mary (Mark) Rimlinger, and great nephews and nieces.

Charlie graduated from Carnegie Tech and The University of Illinois.  He worked in Mine Safety Appliance Co., and after and early retirement he spent many years traveling extensively.  Charlie was an active cave explorer and member of the National Speleological Society. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

All services will be private. Arrangement are entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

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Jennifer Begin
Charlie was a good friend of my parents, Bob and Eloise Ruffing. They had great times with him hiking out west especially in the draw of the buckskin. Mom enjoyed botanizing and discussing plants with Charlie. Together they discovered a patch of Hartford fern. To us kids, Charlie was an inspiration on how to live a life simply, creatively and with adventure a constant companion. Jenny Ruffing Begin, Maine
Jim Feldman
Charlie was always fun on a long hike. One in particular stands out in my memory -- a 7-day backpack across the back ridge of the Tetons. Charlie was with us for the first four days but then just peeled off to the west into Idaho because he had a date to explore a cave to the southwest of us.