Plavec, Erwin S.
Resident of Glen Ellyn since 1953, passed away on March 1, 2016. Loving father to Lowell of Cary, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rosie; son, Alan, and sister, Carmen. Born on the southside of Chicago, he loved that city and was proud of his Czech heritage. Grew up through the depression and was a veteran of World War II. He served April, 1941, to May, 1945, earning 5 Bronze Battle Stars. In 1945, he was an interpreter with the U.S. Army to help liberate his mother’s home in Czechoslovakia. A skilled craftsman, he spent a long career in manufacturing and management. He extended his artistic talent to refinishing antique furniture and collectibles, wood carving, stained glass and storytelling. In 1953 he built his dream house in Glen Ellyn and stayed with wife Rosie of 66 years, grew his family, made many dear friends and always had his constant Boston Terrier companions by his side.
Interment private at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, donations to HDSA -Illinois Chapter, P.O. BOX 1883, Arlington Heights, IL 60006. For information contact Leonard
Memorial Home 630-469-0032.