Ralph J. Pleszewski

Ralph J. Pleszewski, 84, of Dunkirk, died Saturday evening, August 10, 2013, at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk.

He was born in Dunkirk, September 13, 1928, the son of the late Nicholas and Michelina (Begier) Pleszewski.

His memberships included St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R. C. Church.

Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Dorothy M. (Wachter) Pleszewski of Dunkirk, whom he married July 3, 1954; children Tina (Paul) Butryn of Dunkirk, David (Pam) Pleszewski of Fredonia; a sister, Patricia Piazza of Van Buren; brother Robert “Toby” (Carla) Pleszewski of Dewitville; grandchildren Patrick Brandt of Forestville, Scott (Alexis) Brandt of Portland, Donald Brandt of Buffalo, Emily Ann Pleszewski of Fredonia, Jonathan Pleszewski of Orlando, Fla., Sara Butryn of South Korea, Michelle Butryn of Minneapolis, MN; great-grandchildren Noah, Ava, Addison Brandt and Kayla Weber; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Beatrice Lazare, Jeanette Sobecki, Hildegarde Wilde and brothers Nick, Raymond Pleszewski, Herbert Steger.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R. C. Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.