PLUNKETT, John W. "J.P.", born December 25th 1935, went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 18th, 2013. "He is survived by his wife, Elaine Riggs-Plunkett of New Jersey; daughters, Holly Dawson of New York, Linda Goldfarb of Virginia, Laura Saikal of New York, and step-daughter, Vivian Esquiagui of Lake Placid. J.P. was the past President of the Trinity Lutheran Church Congregation, as well as a trustee there for many years; life member, for 34 years, of the American Legion, and past Commander from 2007-2011, at Post 25 in Lake Placid; charter member of the American Legion Riders Chapter 2; member of The Sons of The American Legion Squadron 25; member of the V.F.W. 4300 Men's Auxiliary and on the Honor Guard; member AmVets Post 21, past Vice-President, and on the Advisory Board of the Highlands County Veterans Service Counsel; past President Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association 2001-2003; 15 year honorary member of the Florida Sheriffs Association; and 36 year member and past Exalted Ruler of the B.P.O.E. #2166 from 1997-1998. A community leader, to say the least, as he was always the first to help when help was needed. especially for the underdog. Above all, he had an unyielding love and devotion to his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the Plunkett family respectively request to make donations in his name to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Placid or a veteran's cause of your choice, as those were his passions." Thank you, Elaine, Mack, and family. A celebration of life to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Placid on Saturday, September 28th, at 1:00 pm, followed by a memorial at the American Legion Post 25, Lake Placid 2:30 pm.
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Published in TBO.com on Sept. 27, 2013