George Ploska

February 2, 1923January 5, 2021

George Ploska, age 97, of Melville, NY, passed away on January 5, 2021. Born on February 2, 1923 he lived a long, healthy life married to his loving wife, Theodora, for 68 years. As a World War II veteran, he fought to defend our country in Europe, defeating enemy forces in Italy. After the war, George worked with Grumman Airframe Kollsman, managing their Optic Instrumentation Department. He assisted in jet technology and assisted with the many Apollo missions, as well as, the landing on the moon. He and his crew received Letters of Accolade from the President of the United States. George was a devoted family man. He is survived by his loving wife Theodora, sons: George, Stephen, Paul and Philip, grandchildren: George, Paul, and Alexis, and many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Entombment

    Saturday, January 9, 2021


George Ploska

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glenn koebel

January 13, 2021

My sincere heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Ploska , Georgie, Steve, Paulie and Philip.
Our families grew up together in Westbury over 55 years ago . So many memories come to mind about Mr. Ploska. I remember his banjo playing , i remember going places with him, one in particular was to look at an old Buick just like the one he had . It was a house on Glen Cove Rd Old Westbury, his two mimosa trees in the backyard, Strange how we remember stuff like this. Memories are what keeps you "alive ."
Once again , my sincere condolences to all who knew him.

Rest in Peace Mr. Ploska.

Glenn Koebel (The Koebel's)