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Obituary of Ernest C. Pleger
PLEGER - Ernest Charles “Ernie” Of West Seneca, NY, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at age 73, of heart failure. Loving husband of Donna J. (Rosehart) Pleger of 49 years. He is survived by four children, Jonathan J. (Kym) Pleger, Elizabeth A. (Thomas) Sowinski, Rebecca J. (Rodez Sr.) Lincifort and Daniel Ernest Pleger; grandfather (“Bubba”) to four devoted grandchildren, Natalie B. Pleger, Tommy Sowinski, III, Alexander Ernest Sowinski, and Rodez B. (“RJ”) Lincifort, Jr.; also survived by his sister, Diane I. (the late Ray) Watkins; brother-in-law, Ronald R. (Lupe) Rosehart; and several nephews and nieces; son to the late Ernest J. and late Beatrice C. (Dittman) Pleger and brother to the late Beatrice L. “Boots” (Charles) Ahr. Ernie proudly served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War era. He was an integral part of the family map company before leaving to work for Allegheny Airlines/US Airways, where he maintained perfect attendance for several years. Faithfully served as custodian at Cleveland Heights Christian Church for over forty years. He enjoyed spring/summer activities on his beloved property in Cuba, NY. Ernie was an avid train/model railroad enthusiast and loved traveling the world with his family. He was fondly known as “the man behind the scenes” for the many activities and organizations in which he was involved. Skilled handyman, his grandchildren knew that “if Bubba can’t fix it, then no one can!” No prior visitation. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Cleveland Heights Christian Church, 4774 Union Road, Cheektowaga, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any gifts be made to Cleveland Heights Christian Church in his honor. Arrangements by: CASTIGLIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 824-6435, 873 Abbott Rd., South Buffalo, NY 14220. Please share your condolences at: www.castigliafuneralhome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ernest Pleger, please visit Tribute Store
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, April 5, 2021
Cleveland Heights Christian Church
4774 Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, New York, United States