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Chester Michael Pleban

November 15, 1930 October 19, 2017
Chester Michael Pleban
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Chester Michael Pleban, 86, of Elyria passed away peacefully Thursday October 19, 2017 at University Hospital Elyria Medical Center. He was born November 15, 1930 in Lorain, and was a 1948 graduate of St. Mary High School. Chester worked for the United State Post Office in Lorain from April 1, 1950 until October 3, 1986, where he was in supervision the last 8 years was postmaster. After retirement he worked at Lee Furniture and Vermilion power boats. Chester proudly served his Country in the Army from June 1951 to September 1954, his service was during Korea with the 511 Military Intelligence Company. He was a past member of the Lorain Lions club, past president and secretary. Chester enjoyed golfing, fishing, crossword puzzles, playing cards, reading, casinos and all Cleveland sports. He had a great wit and wonderful sense of humor. Survivors include his daughter Ann (James-deceased) Barraco of Columbus; sons Michael (Jayma) of San Diego, CA., Paul (Joyce) of Elyria, Robert (Barbara) of Amherst, James (Beth) of Wellington; sister Mary Ann (Sal) Sofra of Amherst; brother Dan (Joan) of Amherst; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Clara (nee Cataldo), his parents Michael and Annastasia (nee Drwal). Family will receive friends 4-7 PM Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria 440-322-4626. Closing prayers 9:30 AM Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10AM at St. Jude 590 Poplar Street Elyria, Ohio 44035. Rev. Fr. Frank Kosem pastor will be the Celebrant. Burial Ridgehill Memorial Park (Amherst Twp.). In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations to American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA. 22312 or the National Parkinsons Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131. Online condolences may be expressed at

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4:00 PM 10/23/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/23/2017 7:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Closing prayers 9:30 AM Tuesday October 24, 2017 in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


Ridgehill Memorial Park Final Resting Place

44805 North Ridge Rd.
Amherst, OH 44001

44805 North Ridge Rd. Amherst 44001 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

4500 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131
National Parkinsons Foundation 200 SE 1st St. Suite 800 Miami , Florida 33131

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