Steven Lacoff Plavnick Age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 19, 2013, at his home in Paonia, Colorado. Steve was born to Bernard and Betty (Lacoff) Plavnick on November 15, 1945, in Detroit, MI, and grew up in Oak Park, MI. He attended Michigan State University where he obtained his BA, MA, and Ph.D in Criminal Justice. Steve worked in the Lansing School District for many years, as a school-community coordinator, and special counselor. Steve is survived by his partner, Jacqueline Jeffreys of Paonia, CO; his former partner and mother of his children, Sharon Cutler Plavnick of Holt, MI; two sons, Matthew (Jenna) Plavnick of Denver, CO, Joshua (Amy) Plavnick of Ann Arbor, MI; one daughter, Rebecca Plavnick of Murfreesboro, TN; and five grandchildren. A celebration of Steve's life was held July 27th in Paonia, CO. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Steve's memory to Hope West Hospice, P.O. Box 24, Delta, Colorado 81416.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 11, 2013