SIDNEY CENTER — Ignatius Charles Plaia, 79, of Sidney Center, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2000, at home.
He was born June 19, 1921, in Brooklyn, to the late Peter and Marian Peasell Plaia.
Charlie served his country in the United State Marine Corps during World War II.
He married Rose Byrnes on June 15, 1979, in Port Jefferson.
He was a supervisor for Cerro-Wire in Queens when he retired.
Charlie was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Sidney and served as Cub Scout leader for Pack 88. He was a past board member of Joshua House, Sidney. He was a family care provider for Broome Development Center for three years.
Charlie also wrote the Sidney Center news for the TriTown News.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Plaia, Sidney Center; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth Hemmendinger, and David Hemmendinger and Frances Driscoll, of Long Island; three daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Hemmendinger, Long Island, Diane Hemmendinger and Richard Bressler, Long Island, Lisa Hemmendinger, Sidney Center; four grandchildren, Brianna Nicole Hemmendinger, David Hemmendinger, Devin Bressler and Jason Hemmendinger; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 4 p.m. at C.H. Landers Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney, with the Rev. Fr. Gordon Polenz, pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Sidney, officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney Center Emergency Squad.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Inc., Sidney.