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Juliet (Julie) Marie Plavecsky, 88

Mrs. Juliet (Julie) Marie Ottobre Plavecsky, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2017 in her residence. She was born on July 8, 1929 to the late Luigi and Catherine Loccisano Ottobre in Ellwood City.

Julie was a graduate of Lincoln High School class of 1947 and was employed at the former Ellwood City Knitting Mill and the former Mattress Plant.

Julie was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and was also a member of the church choir where she sang for Sunday mass and for funerals. Julie and her husband Paul were recipients of the Sister Mary Zucca, “Hand of Faith Award” on November 17, 2012 for their dedication and service to the church. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers Lady’s Guild and was a volunteer at the Holy Redeemer School cafeteria for over 30 years where she made cookies for the school’s lunch program until she became ill. She loved baking and singing and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Paul Plavecsky of Ellwood City and were married on August 21, 1948. She has six children, three sons and daughters-in-law, Vincent (Paulette) Plavecsky of Chippewa Twp., David (Anna Marie) Plavecsky of Koppel, and Paul Plavecsky, Jr. of Ellwood City, as well as three daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (Nick) Mancini of Ellwood City, Barbara Plavecsky of Ohio, and Debra (Rico) Santiago of Connecticut, three sisters-in-law, Ann Plavecsky, Helen Plaveczki, and Dena Ottobre all of Ellwood City, and ten grandchildren, Kara (James) Cater, Brett  and Erin Plavecsky, Nick and Dan Mancini, Michelle (Sam) Nissen, Nicole Johnson, Linsey Plavesky, Robert Bronder and Rayne Santiago, and two great granddaughters, Madison Leigh Cater and Camryn Nicole Cater, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by nine brothers, Eugene “Johnny”, Carl, Emanuel, James, Rudy, Albert, Rocco, Joseph, and Warren and two sisters, Theresa “Daisy” Murdocco and Anna Mancuso.

The family would like to thank the Allegheny Home Health Care and Allegheny Hospice as well as her family doctor, Dr. Eileen Boyle, for their tender and loving care.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, St. Peter’s Mausoleum. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Thursday by 9:20 am. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Thursday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Plavecsky’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund,  American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA  22215, or to the National Kidney Foundation, Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.


  • Francine Hunter Posted July 16, 2017 3:35 pm

    Julie was a very special lady and a great neighbor.
    She will be greatly missed by all.

  • Stacey (Plavecski) and Wayne Yanetta Posted July 16, 2017 3:52 pm

    Julie was my Great Aunt- a kind, caring and wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed and we send prayers out to all of her family.

  • Mary beth spielvogel Posted July 16, 2017 9:20 pm

    Julie will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful person and friend.

  • Ellen Wolfe Minella Posted July 16, 2017 9:48 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Julie was a great person and I was blest to have known her. God bless you, Paul, and your family.

  • Posted July 16, 2017 10:12 pm

    We love you aunt Julie, we Will hold you. in our heart forever.

  • chuck and Barbara Schweinsberg Posted July 16, 2017 10:23 pm

    Julie will be missed greatly at Mass and choir

  • Ron and Nancy Ottobre Posted July 17, 2017 7:39 am

    Julie was a great and beautiful lady and will be missed. Our condolences to the Plavecsky’s.

  • Geralyn Plavecsky Schafer Posted July 17, 2017 9:08 am

    Uncle Paul and All my Cousiins . So Sorry To Hear Of My Aunt Julie Passing away. Uncle Paul I’m so glad I got to talk to You and Aunt Julie a couple months ago. She is With God Now and Will watch over All Her Loved Ones. Prayers Go Out To All of You. And God Bless You and Comfort You at This Difficult Time.

  • Stan Gabara and Jody Ottobre Posted July 17, 2017 11:45 am

    We love you Aunt Julie. You will be missed. Sending prayers to the Plavecsky family.

  • Rhonda Norman Posted July 17, 2017 11:39 pm

    To Paul and all the Plavecsky-Ottobre family….I send my sincere sympathy on the loss of Mrs. Plavecsky…may God be with you all at this time

  • S Jervis Posted July 18, 2017 3:42 pm

    God has called one of his true angels home.
    You will be greatly missed.
    Mathew 6:25-27

  • Laur Hagan Posted July 19, 2017 6:13 pm

    Because I am the niece of Ann and Lou Plavecsky, I’ve always known you as extended family: Aunt Julie, Uncle Paul and cousins.. Uncle Paul and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Geralyn Plavecsky Schafer and Family Posted July 20, 2017 12:59 pm

    Aunt Julie My Beautiful Aunt I Just want You To know That You Have left behind Here on Earth Your Legacy That Will Live On In The Hearts and Minds of All Your Family and Friends that Were Lucky Enough To Have Known You on This Earth. You Have Lived Your Earthly Life The Way God meant It To Be For All of Us. You Will Live On In All Your Beautiful Family and Friends. And When It Is Time For All of Us To Be called Home I Know That You Will welcome us all Home. Give My Dad a Big Hug from Me and Untill We See You again You Rest Easy Aunt Julie and Know That We shall All Be Toghter in Gods Eternal Home.

  • Frank and Betty Geniviva Posted July 21, 2017 6:37 am

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the
    passing of Mrs. Plavescky. We remember what a great lady she was and how much she supported her daughter’s cross country team. May God hold her in His arms.

  • Liz Prence Posted July 25, 2017 11:39 am

    I’m extremely sorry for your loss, and I’m sorry I missed the viewing to pay my respects in person. She was always so nice. My condolences to the entire family.

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