Stephan Plonka

April 17, 1945 - June 25, 2022
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
Friday 7/1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services
Friday 7/1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
1409 Pennsylvania Avenue
MONACA, PA 15061
Saturday 7/2, 10:00 am
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery
1270 Chapel Road
MONACA, PA 15061
Saturday 7/2
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Stephan (Steve) Plonka passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022 at U.P.M.C. Magee Hospital after stomach cancer complications. Born in Berbling, Germany, April 17, 1945, during closing weeks of WWII to the late Stephan and Leokadia Plonka, forced Polish farm laborers. Steve and his family immigrated to Western Pennsylvania where he graduated from Kiski Area HighContinue Reading

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John Kibler left a message on July 1, 2022:
I never got to know Steve personally, I remember through my years as a Monaca No. 1 firefighter that most of the situations that arose which required all Departments to respond Steve was there. Thank you for your service and dedication and may you rest in peace Brother. Kib
Frank. and Evelyn Chembars left a message on June 30, 2022:
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Greg Beaver left a message on June 30, 2022:
Uncle Steve. You were loved. Loved by all. You were genuine and true. A true role model and I looked up to you all the time. You always had a smile or laugh for us. In 1968, I was six years old and was your ring bear in your wedding. After that there were numerous fishing times and family events. But most of all I loved playing catch with the baseball with you or Aunt Irene, or Uncle Johnny on the numerous weekends in Linesville. Later upon my confirmation in the Catholic Church, I choose you to be my sponsor, and I chose your name Stephan as my confirmation name. I grew up and went to college for engineering and after college I moved to Pittsburgh area. Aunt Irene and you looked after me for a few years until I got married and we moved local. We were blessed to have you so close, for family events, picnics, work parties, or the yearly garage sale. Our families were always there for each other and that is what families are all about. I was and always proud to call you my uncle. We will miss you so much, and will always keep you close to our hearts. We love you and may God Bless you and Aunt Irene. Enjoy fishing in heaven and Rest In Peace.
John Dagnall left a message on June 28, 2022:
Irene: Suffice to say that we are with you, in your anguish. Steve was a great guy, He and I go back to our very 1st day at Dravo. (June 1970) We became friends and spent many a day fishing together. He was a straight shooter, a man of character and an all around good guy. You always knew where you stood with him, as he had no qulams about telling it like it was. He will be sorrowfully missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Please accept our deepest sympathy, in your hour of grief. God bless you and your family. John Dagnall
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