Thomas A. Plasic

October 16, 1925April 10, 2013

Thomas Anthony Plasic Thomas Anthony Plasic, 87, of Harrisburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Born October 16, 1925 in Steelton, Pennsylvania, Tom was the youngest of five children. Tom owned and operated a Mobile Station in Harrisburg before retiring from Bethlehem Steel. Tom was a long time member of St, Catherine Laboure, a member of the Steelton VFW Post 710, Knights of Columbus, and a former Democratic Committee member. Tom was a US Navy veteran and served during WWII on LST 781 where he was a Signalman, Second Class. He was very proud of his service to his country and enjoyed telling stories of his time in the Navy. His stories will live on forever. He loved spending time with his family, and hunting with his beagles. And, he was very proud of his Croatian heritage. Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Mae Christ Plasic, his sister Ann Swoger, and brothers John and Tony. Tom is survived by his son Martin of Oberlin and daughter Cindy McNaughton and husband Francis, of Harrisburg; grandchildren Joel McNaughton and his Jennifer, Adam McNaughton; and great-grandchildren Brittany, Joel Jr., and Landon all of Harrisburg; a sister Stephania Matincheck of Middletown and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, with family visitation beginning at 10:00 AM at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Catherine Laboure, 4000 Derry St., Harrisburg, Pa 17111.


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Dolores Phifer

May 3, 2013

Cindy and the rest of Tom's family and friends, sorry to hear about your father's crossing and my prayers go out to you, your family, and friends. I am Floyd J. Cobb's eldest daughter. I had met Tom and Doris at one or more of the reunions and, my brother Paul attended one of the reunions down in Florida while he was still stationed at the Pensacola Navy Hospital. Dad crossed over in 2004. May God continue to renew your strength. God bless you all. Dolores Cobb Phifer

Fran and Steve Simpson

April 13, 2013

To Marty, Cindy and all of Tom's family and friends we send our heartfelt sympathy. Tom was alway enjoyable to watch at work, whether operating the spit and tending the fire at a pig roast or wallpapering a room at Marty's house, he was always full of stories and strong opinions. We will never forget him. I would like to think that the black walnut trees he planted will help keep his memory alive. Thanks Tom.

Skee Derr

April 9, 2013

To the family of Thomas Anthony Plasic

We are sincerely sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We hope you will find peace and strength in your faith, family and friends at this time of loss.

In searching our records we ask if a member of the family, at a later time, please REGISTER your mother Doris Mae (Crist) so she will be honored and remembered in the HISTORICAL PRESERVATION RECORD of those who attended JOHN HARRIS HIGH SCHOOL, as she was a cherished member of the graduating Class of 1947.

Please go to www.johnharrishighschool.ORG and submit the information for DORIS using the REGISTER page. Please register any other family members who attended Harris as well, living or deceased, to be included.

God Bless…..JHHS Classmates

April 9, 2013

So sorry to hear of Dad's death. My thoughts &prayers are with you

Teri & Harry Frey

April 9, 2013

Cindy & family,
Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Our prayers are with you.

Neal Bricker

April 9, 2013

Cindy, please accept my condolances on the passing of your father.I'm sure he was a valiant servant to his country, and a great father and husband to Doris. May he rest in Peace.


April 8, 2013


April 8, 2013

So sorry to hear of "Bullets"death.
Went to St.Mary's grade school and Steel High together.Saw him occasionally at St.Catherines. He was a gentleman and a dear friend.
I offer my condolences to the family at this sorrowful time.May he rest in peace.


April 7, 2013

Talked to Tom Last week he saidhcor chure was not feeling well and I was not to pick him up for church.Went to his house this morning to pick him up and no one was home. Went to church and found his name in bullent.Very sad
nice guy.Really enjoyed his stories.
Thanks Tony Leo