OBITUARY

Charles William Pletz Jr.

March 20, 1933October 10, 2020
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It is with great sadness and heartbreak that we share the news of the passing of Charles W. Pletz, Jr. 87, (“Big Boone”, “Chopper”) of Mohrsville, on Saturday, October 10, 2020, Tower Health – Reading Hospital, West Reading.

He was the loving husband of Ruth M. (Rumfelt) Pletz, with whom he spent 42 years.

Born in Pottstown, PA, Charlie was the son of the late Charles W., Sr. and Minerva (Deloplaine) Pletz.

He served in the U.S. Army and before his retirement was the owner of Pletz Trucking, Inc. and Candyland Express, known for the most beautiful trucks and best drivers on the road. Some of his favorite moments spent were reminiscing with the guys about the good ole’ days! Every year he looked forward to going to the races in Ohio with his sons, grandson, son-in-law and friends. In his younger years you could always find him on the golf course and he enjoyed long country drives on sunny Saturdays with Ruth and any number of grandkids. Above all else, Charlie was the most incredible son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Always there with love, support and good advice.

n addition to Ruth, he leaves behind to cherish his memories, his children; Charles W., III (Diane) of Robesonia, Diane L. Kearns (Thomas) of Middletown, DE, Edward Charles, (Kathy) of Muhlenberg and Kelley L. Witman (James) of Reading. His beloved grandchildren; Jordan Kreitz, Shawn Heifert, Tracy O’Shea, Rachael Pletz, Ashlee Pletz, Emiley Witman, Brinlee Pletz and Charles W., IV. His great grandchildren; Adam Charles Kreitz, Julia and Jordan Heifert, Sadie and Sophia O’Shea and Taliesin Edwards. He was “Uncle Boone” to Debbie Sparks, Richard and Michael Pletz. Niece Jackie West held a very special place in his heart. In addition to his parents, Charlie was predeceased by his sister, Minerva “Sis” Rohrbach, his brother, Jack D. Pletz, Sr., nephews David Rohrbach and Jack D. Pletz, Jr., sister-in-law Margie Lea West. Charlie loved beyond words Ruth’s children; Laurel Rusk, III (Debbie), Michael Rusk (Debbie) and Patricia Rusk Hickernell and grandchildren; Lori McCollough, Mark Seidel, Matt Rusk, Michael P. Rusk, Heidi Zentner, Joshua Rusk and Jobe Hickernell. Also great grandchildren Kelsey, Lacey, Skylar, Nathan, Gabe, Cooper, Cara, Grace, Liam Benjamin, Jazmin, Joshua and Jameson. Among his many blessings, Charlie counted the entire West family as one of his greatest.

Services will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:00 am in Auman’s, Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading (Exeter Township) Pa. 19606. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park. Friends and family may view from 10:00-11:00 am. Charlie and Ruth prefer contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles Pletz, III
  • Edward Pletz
  • Charlie Pletz, IV
  • James Witman, Jr.
  • Laurel Rusk, III
  • Michael Rusk
  • Michael P. Rusk
  • Tom Kerns
  • Jobe Hickernell
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children Research Hospital

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Chester Ruminski

October 16, 2020

Dear Pletz Family,
It was a privilege to sound Taps for Mr. Peltz in honor of his US Army service to our country.
With deepest sympathy,
Chet Ruminski
Bugles Across America
Navy Veteran

Jerry & Mary Sue Hawkins

October 15, 2020

Ruth & Family, We are very sad to hear that Charlie has passed. He was one of the most amazing Businessmen We ever had the pleasure to work with, a good Friend & Always ready to help out anyone that was in need. We pray you find comfort in knowing that he will be remembered by all who were fortunate to have met him. Prayers for you & all the Family.

Todd Norris

October 15, 2020

Chuck and family I enjoyed working with ur Dad and alway will cherish the many stories ur Dad shared with and really miss him

Brenda Collins

October 15, 2020

Chuck and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. May God bless and comfort each of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rich Ormsbee

October 15, 2020

My friend Booney,
It is a sad time for anyone that knew you. You were always there for anyone in need. I was a struggling bowling ball driller back in the 70`s and I think that you invented odd jobs for me just to help me with my finances. I know where you are right now and I know that HEAVEN will even be a nicer place with you in it.
with respect and love,
Rich Ormsbee

Heidi Heffner

October 14, 2020

Charlie,

You will truly be missed. You always treated Mike, Jon, and I as if we were your family. I remember when we were neighbors, you would conduct business on your garage phone. Jon would walk up to see you and you would always give him a Coke and spend time talking to him. Your kindness and sense of humor were second to none. You may be gone but you will always remembered.

Heidi and Mike Heffner

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