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Francis (Frank) Matthew Plizga

1944 ~ 2022 (age 77)


Francis Matthew (Frank) Plizga, age 77 passed away

on April 19, 2022. Born on October 15, 1944, he was the son of the

late Miedy and Rose Donikowski Plizga of Erie.

Frank Attended St Hedwig Elementary School and

Cathedral Prep, graduating in 1962. He then attended

Alliance College, earning a degree in toolmaking and

design. Upon graduation, he became an apprentice at

Swanson Erie Corp., and worked there until ill health led to

his retirement. He built automatic assembly machines, and

trained customers in their operation and maintenance

throughout the U.S., Mexico, South America and Europe. It

was his pleasure to have worked with two generations of the

Swanson family, Douglas and Sven.

In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death

by his sons Matthew Francis and Mark Stephen. His greatest

sorrow was having to bury his children - he felt that was

something that no parent should have to endure.

Frank is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan Grisier

Plizga, his daughter Michele Wolny, her husband Marek, and

their children Caitlyn (Brian) Catalfamo and Nicholas Wolny

of Woonsocket, RI; his daughter-in-law Stacey Plizga and

her son Matthew Francis of Erie, and his sister Judith Pentz

of North East.

At Frank's request, there will be no visitation and burial

will be private. He wishes to say thanks to all his friends, and

he'll see them later!

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