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Dr Violet Plantz

Dr Violet Plantz

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Death 17 Mar 2011 (aged 65)
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 67511819 · View Source
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Dr. Violet Plantz, 65, of Harrisburg died March 17, 2011 at Holy Spirit Hospital.

Born July 8, 1945 to the late Leonard and Barbara Plantz, Dr. Plantz achieved a Master's degree in Social Work from Marywood University and completed her Doctorate at Walden University. Her early years were in the service of the Fulton County Social Work services where she received the DAR award. Dr. Plantz was the past SCA Director of Dauphin County and the Proprietor of the Women's Training and Support Program. She has worked for the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Maryland and Lincoln University. She began at Lincoln in 1978 in the Master of Human Service Programs and continued there until her death. Her deep commitment to her work never wavered as she worked Tuesday evening and attempted to go to work Wednesday but had to return home and was admitted to the hospital where she died the following day.

Dr. Plantz is known best for her advocacy work and teaching and training on gender, age, ability, class and race equity throughout the northeastern US. Her passion for these issues and strategies were apparent in her body language and teaching style that earned her the respect and love of past and present students, clients and trainees which number in the thousands. Another passion of Dr. Plantz' was her vast collection of African Art that included statues, paintings, and masks that adorned all three floors of her house. Offsetting her "African Art Museum" was her collection of Afrocentric books, well known to the literary community and important tools that aided in the completion of her unpublished manuscript, Sentient Psychology. When Dr. Plantz wasn't working she enjoyed photography and Irish Wolfhounds, having shared her life with many hounds over the years. Her dogs, her camera and her friends saw her through surviving breast cancer and her final days. Overall Dr. Plantz may be remembered best for her affectionate interactions, as she was kind, generous to a fault and embodied a strong sense of justice. There were no strangers in her world as she always had a smile and a hug for everyone and was quick to rush to the defense of those she perceived to be experiencing an injustice.

Dr. Plantz is survived by her four sisters, Rose Plantz Park of State College, PA, Pamela Plantz-Poley of Columbia, MD, Sharon Plantz of Minneapolis, MN, Jeanne Plantz McLeod of Medfield, MA and one brother, Leonard A. Plantz, Jr. of Mercersburg, PA.

In the spirit of her life, Dr. Plantz requested no funeral or official memorial services.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill Corl
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67511819
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Violet Plantz (8 Jul 1945–17 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67511819, ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.