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Dennis E. Plotner, 71, of Sharpsville, passed away in his home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, after an extended illness.
Dennis was born in Ridgway on Nov. 1, 1946, the son of the late Harold and Pearl (Eller) Plotner. Growing up, he attended Reynolds High School then served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.
He was employed as a superintendent in the melt shop at the former Shenango Inc., Sharpsville, for 25 years.
Dennis was a member and past commander of the Sharpsville American Legion Post 162; past commander of District 28 of Mercer County; a member of the 40 and 8; a member and past commander of the Reynolds VFW, Post 7599; and a member of the Mercer County Vietnam Era Veterans Association.
Dennis enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was of the Catholic faith.
On April 20, 1968, he married Gabrielle "Gabby" E. (Buckley) Plotner, celebrating almost 50 years together.
He is survived his wife at home; two sons, James Plotner and his wife Terri; Marc Plotner and his wife Jeanetta, all of Sharpsville; his grandsons, Chase and Cole Plotner; two sisters, Susan Plotner of Reynolds; Lesa Grisetti and her husband Robert, of Fredonia; and a brother, Les Plotner and his wife Kathy, of Fredonia.
Besides his parents, he was preceded by his step-father, James J. Jovenall.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, ATTN: Memorial and Gifts, P.O. Box 847, Hershey, 17033, or to the Mercer Co. Disabled Veterans, Chapter 55, 6458 Saranac Drive, Transfer, 16154.

Dennis E., 71, of Sharpsville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday (3-9-18) at HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon, 16146.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday (3-10-18) at the funeral home with Rev. Matthew Strickenberger of St. Bartholomew's Church officiating.
Military honors at the funeral home presented by the Reynolds VFW Honor Guard.
Inurnment: St. Rose Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net.
Published on March 7, 2018
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