MOUNT CARMEL - Clement J. "Click" Plisiewicz, Sr., of
222 South Locust Street, peacefully passed on with his family by his
side on Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the Shamokin Area Community
Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Ranshaw on September 25, 1920, he was the
son of the late Andrew and Julia (Noval) Plisiewicz.
He attended Mount Carmel Area High School for two
years before having to resign to work in mining. After serving his
country in the military he graduated from the Philadelphia Institute
of Barbering on September 5, 1950.
Clement was a World War II Veteran having served
in the U.S. Army. He enlisted in 1942 and was discharged April 23,
1946. He was reported as missing in action on March 24, 1945
and was rescued by the British and returned to his unit 30 days
later. He was awarded the European African Mid-Eastern Campaign
Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
On November 27, 1948 in the former Our Mother of
Consolation Church, Mount Carmel, he married the former Helen
Elizabeth Buczynski, who survives.
He devoted his life to serving veterans. He was
employed by the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration as a Service
Officer prior to being elected in 1972 as Quartermaster for the PA
State VFW, Harrisburg. He was reelected every year thereafter to
that office at the VFW state conventions for which he served until
his retirement in 1987. He was an active member in his community and
has received numerous awards to local, state and national level for
his 60 plus years of service to the VFW and his community. He was an
active member of VFW Post 2110 where he served as Post Commander and
Post Quartermaster for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons,
Clement J. and MaryAnn Plisiewicz of Mt. Carmel, Edward and Nina
Plisiewicz of Trevorton; seven grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He
was preceded in death by a grandson, Clement Plisiewicz III, three
brothers, Bill, Al and Chester, two sisters, Adelle and Camille.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, February 29,
2008 at 11 a.m., in Divine Redeemer Church, 300 West Avenue, Mount
Carmel, with Father Robert Yohe officiating. Burial will be in Our
Mother of Consolation Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Twp. Viewing will be held
Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m., with a Christian Wake Service at 8
p.m., and Friday morning from 9:30-10:40 a.m., in the C.J. Lucas
Funeral Home, Inc., 27 North Vine Street, Mount Carmel, C.J. Lucas,
[Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA on 2/28/2008]
[courtesy of Peppy Jurewicz]
Grave markers for Clement J. Plisiewicz, Sr. in
Mother of Consolation Cemetery, Mount Carmel (Northumberland
Clement enlisted at New Cumberland, PA 2 August 1944.
Plisiewicz was transferred from Hq 82nd Airborne Division to Company D,
508th PIR on 13 October 1945.