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Gordon Arthur Plankey

August 10, 1953 June 17, 2019
Gordon  Arthur  Plankey
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Obituary for Gordon Arthur Plankey

GRANBY - Gordon Arthur Plankey, 65, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 17, 2019. He was the loving husband of Gloria (Case) Plankey for 39 years. Born August 10, 1953 in Milford; the son of the late Eugene and Pauline (Fairfield) Plankey. Gordon proudly served in the U.S. Navy and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Albertus Magnus College. He was employed by Pratt & Whitney for 33 years. He spent 16 years in Saudi Arabia teaching and training how to maintain engines. He travelled the world for many years from Burma to Bora Bora and more than 35 other countries. Gordon also owned and operated a carpet and industrial tile and grout business. Gordon was a PADI Master Scuba Instructor. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, he leaves his beloved son, Gordon A. Plankey, II of Granby; two brothers, Robert Plankey and Donald Plankey, both of VA; and a sister, Sarah Crouse and husband Bernie of Barkhamsted. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery in Pleasant Valley at 11 AM with full Military Honors. Montano-Shea Funeral Home, 5 Steele Road, New Hartford has care of the arrangements. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.


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