Joseph-Placek-Obituary

Joseph Anthony Placek

Ann Arbor, Michigan

1929 - 2020

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Placek, Joseph Anthony 10/14/1929 - 3/16/2020 Bloomfield Hills Formerly of Ann Arbor Joseph Anthony Placek, age 90, died on March 16, 2020 due to leukemia. Joe was born on October 14, 1929, the son of Thomas and Catherine (Pieczontka), who preceded him in death, along with siblings: Helen,...

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Such a kind, lovely man! We were at the UM Graduate Library at the same time, both working with Russian and East European materials. He was always available to help fill in my (significant) language gaps, or just talk. I lost track of him over this last decade, but have never forgotten him. The world was better for his existence and poorer for his passing. My condolences to the family.