Arthur Plotkin

Arthur Plotkin

Arthur Plotkin rev

PLOTKIN: Arthur Plotkin passed away on October 11, three weeks shy of his 102nd birthday. Art was a quiet man. Humble in all aspects of his life. He lived in harmony with his lifelong devotion to his faith. Art also found great joy in giving. He was the epitome of the perfect patriarch. He was a sincere listener. Insightful and truthful in his responses. When in his presence, a visit, your chair pulled close, it was easy to be pulled in by the deepness of his blue eyes in the recounting of the family history. When in the fold of these stories it would seem as if the layers of his century would fall away until it was a young man sitting before you. He had a great sense of humor. When he would laugh, which he did often, the joy of that laughter would momentarily linger, playfully rolling his shoulders side to side, tickling his head so it would tuck and turn and then and only then would his laughter escape calling all to join in. It was impossible to leave a visit without a smile and a sense of well-being. As it was impossible not to have been inspired and truly honored to have loved and to have been loved by such a man as this. Arthur Plotkin was preceded in death by his wife Miriam, his parents Maryasha Kasdan and Leon Plotkin and siblings Abraham Plotkin, Nellie Vinograd and Ben Plotkin. He is survived by his devoted children, Marsha Plotkin (Ted Goleman), Maxine Plotkin and Lenny (Erela) Plotkin. He has also had the joy of his grandchildren David Malitz (Melissa Beattie), Andrew Goleman, Jesse Goleman, Miriam (Naftali) Senft, Yehuda Plotkin and Rivka Plotkin; and great-granddaughter, Naomi Leah Senft, born 12 weeks ago and whom Arthur had the good fortune to know in the days before he passed. Also will be missed by many nieces and nephews including loving caregivers, Pat Vlam and Laverne Mcharris. Please go to the Jewish Chronicle story, At 100, Arthur Plotkin Still Going Strong, at Donations can be made in Arthur’s name to, Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, 5685 Beacon Street Pgh 15217, The Pittsburgh Center For The Arts,6300 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh Pa 15232 and Community Day School, 6424 Forward Ave. Pgh 15217.

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