|Birth: ||Oct. 1, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1989|
Forrest Arthur "Art" Pletcher grew up during The Depression in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1916 to Arhtur Webster and Elsie Persuhn Pletcher The child of a broken home, he had to quit school in the eighth grade, agfter his parentsdivorced to take care of his mother, brother and sister. A promising job with Great Lakes Steel brought him to Michigan in 1941. The few things he brought with him were tools used by his grandfather in Germany.
In 1941 Art married Betty Jane Gonsey, they had five children. Despite his long hours as a carpenter he would come home with full energy to spend time with his family. He was also a very good musician and loved to play the banjo and violin. Art completely remodeled the basement of the familyhome in Lincoln Park, along with other projects thatdisplayed his mastery carpentry skills. He also never met a stranger, helping anyone in need.
Art Pletcher, born in 1916, died in 1989. He is survived by his wife Betty Jane and their five children, Charles Forrest, Marylou (Paul) Clark, Elaine Marie, Richard, and Arthur (Huifen) Pletcher. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.
The Forrest Arthur Pletcher Memorial Fund, established in 1990, provides annual awards to carpentry students in the local Job Corps program. Job Corps is the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential, education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24. Established in 1964 under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has provided more than 2 million disadvantaged young people with the integrated academic, vocational, and social skills training they need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education.
To determine the winners of the Pletcher awards, Job Corps students nominate the classmates that they think best embody the characteristics of enthusiasm, integrity and pride in craftsmanship. A volunteer committee makes final recommendations based on the same criteria. The Pletcher award is designed to encourage young people to keep working, learning, and striving for success.
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I WOULD LIKE TO THANK M.RICHARDS FOR SPONSORING MY GRANDPA'S MEMORIAL. YOUR KINDNESS MEANS ALOT TO ME. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE THAT VISITS MY GRANDPA'S MEMORIAL AND LEAVES SUCH NICE FLOWERS AND MESSAGES FOR HIM.
Arthur Webster Pletcher (1894 - 1971)
Elsie G Persuhn Pletcher (1896 - 1948)
Betty Jane Gonsey Pletcher (1925 - 2013)*
Adelaide M Pletcher (1914 - 1919)*
Forrest Arthur Pletcher (1916 - 1989)
Kenneth L Pletcher (1918 - 2003)*
Louis Pletcher (1921 - 1921)*
Mary Ellen Pletcher Frank (1923 - 1995)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in the little pigeon river in the smoky mountains
Created by: Daniel Pletcher
Record added: Jan 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64326322