John Bernard Plesenski

August 15, 1957October 25, 2018

John B. Plesenski, age 61, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, October 20, 2018. John was born on August 15th, 1957 in Altoona, PA to Bernard and Madeline Plesenski.

John moved to Washington in 1967. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1975. He had a career working for the United States Postal Service for 35 years. John had a passion for music, sports, travel, gardening, his faith and his cat, Joseph. You would often find him enjoying a couple of beers at a Seahawks or Huskies game. Sometimes, in the spring, you would find flowers blooming in your garden that John had secretly planted the season before. John was an active participant at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church spending time on committee work and was the main keeper of the garden. John will be remembered for his laughter, easygoing spirit, political interests, integrity, honesty and loyalty to his friends and family.

John was preceded in death by his father, Bernard and his mother, Madeline. He is survived by his sister, Margaret and her husband, Jim and their children, Jeanette (spouse Brent), Nicole (spouse Jimmy) and Mary, and his sister, Bernice, and her husband, Spencer and their child, Jacob and his grandnieces, Miranda and Olivia.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at 10am at St. Luke’s Episcopal. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Luke’s at 99 Wells Ave. S., Renton, WA 98057 or to the Humane Society.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Margie Giuntini

November 7, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has sent messages, cards, flowers, donations and attended John's funeral. We are so thankful to all of you. We will miss John terrible but are so happy he had so many passions in his life and caring people to enjoy them with.

Danette Cheney

November 6, 2018

John was the Best Man at our wedding on March 12, 2000 and one of my husband’s wonderful friend since elementary school. Gregg & John are together once again in the heavens above. They will both be missed very much and will always have a special place in our hearts!

John Kroack

November 6, 2018

John is one of my best friends in High School and I remember him to be kind, funny, generous and forgiving. I can rest knowing that he was active in his church and is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God's speed John.

Tammy Ray

October 30, 2018

Godspeed John! You were definitely one of the good guys!


October 30, 2018

John and all of your family:
I am your cousin from Chicago. It dawned on me that I met you exactly once in our lives during a trip with my parents to Tucson in, I think, the Summer of 63. I do know that the song "Wild Thing" was number one on the charts that summer. You were about 8 years old. As the years went on, though, we developed a buddyship through our mutual love of comedy and sports. It was your greeting cards that would make me laugh, because we had the same, sick, senses of humor. It was your love of the Mariners, the Seahawks and my love, of course of the Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and Bulls. We made goofy bets whenever it was Chicago vs. Seattle. It was congrats when either of our teams won. It seems like I knew you forever, even though long distance via the phone or e-mail or USPS! Even so, I cried when I heard of your passing and I feel like a part of me went away! Send me a few of those greeting cards from heaven to let me know how you're doin'. Say hello to your Mom and Dad and send them my love!
JIM , your Cuz.

Bob Shook

October 29, 2018

I am so very sorry and saddened to hear of John's passing. I know how much he was enjoying his retirement and he should have had many more years on this earth. My heart goes out to John's family and friends.
John was a stellar human being and I will miss him dearly.