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Edith Pletzner Obituary

Edith Hodge Pletzner
Edith Hodge Pletzner

March 5, 1924 - October 19, 2019
Born in Newark, NJ
Resided in Edison, NJ


Edith Pletzner, Edie, died on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Edie is survived by her daughters, Suzan Cordasco and Lauren Pletzner, son, David Pletzner, brother Tom Hodge, sons in law Jerry Cordasco and Dan Davidson and grandchildren, Jacob and Michael Davidson.

She was born in Orange, NJ to Harry and Edith Hodge. She had an older sister Florence, an older brother Harry and a younger brother Tom.
Edie was a Cartographer and Draftsman for The Women’s Army Corp in World War II. She rose to rank of Corporal where she won the Good Conduct Medal and was Guide On Bearer for Color Guard of her unit.

Upon release from the Army she attended and graduated from Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts on the GI Bill.

She was a dance instructor at Arthur Murrays Dance Studio where she met her future husband, C. Robert Pletzner.

Edie was an artist of some reknown. A portrait of Edies daughthers hung in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC in 1963 and shows of her works appeared in many other fine galleries. She was featured in the book The Best Of Acryllic Painting, Rockport Publishers, `1996.
Edie taught art lessons and was a small business owner for over 60 years. She had antique shops, galleries and art studios in Highland Park, Metuchen, Elizabeth and Point Pleasant.

Edie was a volunteer at The New Jersey Veterans Home in Menlo Park, NJ for 13 years and later was a resident there for the last years of her life.
She was a long time parishioner at St Lukes Church, in Metuchen.

Edie loved going on Cruises with her daughters, swim meets, animals, people watching, reading, The New York Mets, Scrabble and Downton Abbey.
Some of her favorite moments were spent sitting on a bench on the Point Pleasant boardwalk with her dear companion Dick Howard, watching the world go by.

A Memorial celebration will be held at St Lukes Episcopal Church in Metuchen on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11 am. All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, Edies family asks that you please make donations to : Al-Anon Family Services, 73 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 in Edies honor.

Arrangements are under the direction of Costello-Runyon Funeral Home. Metuchen, NJ. Send condolences to www.

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St Luke's Episcopal Church
17 Oak Ave
Metuchen, NJ US 08840
Saturday, November 2, 2019
11:00 AM




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