Ralph M. Plum, 83

AUG. 14, 1928-APRIL 16, 2012

April 16, 2012

Mr. Ralph M. Plum, 83, of 200 W. Fourth St., Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Monday, April 16, 2012, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1928, in Upton, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul and Isabelle (Martin) Plum.

Mr. Plum was a graduate of Lemasters High School with the Class of 1947 and later served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956.

He and his wife of more than 60 years, Mrs. Eleanor L. (Bentz) Plum, were married Jan. 28, 1952. They lived at their present residence since September 1956.

Mr. Plum was employed at Frick Co., Waynesboro, for 48 years. He retired in 1994.

He was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church, Owls Club, Order of Owls Nest 1073, Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15 and William Max McLaughlin VFW Post 695, all of Waynesboro; and Greencastle Sportsman’s Association, Greencastle, Pa.

Mr. Plum enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and Washington Redskins.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband and father who loved time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Plum is survived by three children, Wanda L. Mann and her husband, Dennis, of Fayetteville, Pa., Tim M. Plum and his wife, Jennifer, of Hagerstown, Md., and Larry C. Plum and his wife, Peni, of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Derek Mann, Kristy Plum, Evan Plum, Kelsey Plum and Ty Plum; two great-grandchildren, Dawson Mann and Madison Mann; three brothers, Lynn Plum of Mercersburg, Pa., Paul Ordean Plum of Washington and Minor Plum of Greencastle; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Dennis Beaver officiating. Burial will follow in Brown’s Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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