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March 4, 2014

Patricia Jean Ploutz

The Daily Star

---- — Patricia Jean Ploutz

ONEONTA — Patricia Jean Ploutz, 78, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Albany Medical  Center. 

She was born May 22, 1935, in Owego, the daughter of the late Leon B. and Hazel (Snyder) Hobbs.

On Jan. 12, 1974, Patricia married Ivan D. Ploutz in Oneonta. Ivan predeceased her on Feb. 26, 2004.

For more than 25 years, Pat worked at Amphenol in Sidney as a supervisor, until her retirement in 1994.

She loved watching her favorite television programs, tending to her flowers, playing cards with her sisters, collecting elephants and, in her younger years, she enjoyed traveling to the beach. 

Patricia is survived by her children, Douglas Winchester of Otego, Steven Winchester of Oneonta, Brent and Laura Winchester of West Winfield, Cheryl Gager of Vestal, Thomas and Linda Winchester of Worcester, Kelly Patterson of Norwich, Betty Lingner of Oneonta, Leroy and Joan Ploutz of Gettysburg, Pa., Ronald Ploutz of Oklahoma, David and Sue Ploutz of Oneonta and Kate Granger of Syracuse; 27 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred Hodges, Sylvia Secord, Christine Malloy and Audrey Smith; one brother, Leon Hobbs; several nieces; nephews; and cousins. 

She was predeceased by a son, Ivan Jr. “Chuck,” and a brother, Kenneth Hobbs. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, March 6, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. A service to celebrate the life of Patricia J. Ploutz will immediately follow at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Judith A. Thistle officiating. 

Memorial donations in Patricia’s name may be made to the Albany Medical Foundation, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, 43 New Scotland Avenue, Mail Code 119, Albany, NY 12208.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.