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Obituary of Arthur D. Plog Sr.
Arthur D. Plog Sr. passed away on February 15, 2020 at the Grand in Pawling.
He was a resident of Poughkeepsie almost all his life except for a few years living in Schenectady, NY. He was the oldest son of Arthur P. Plog and Mary Ellen Lattin. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles F. and Edward G. Plog. On June 12, 1943 he married JoAnn Neuwirth, also of Poughkeepsie, at Holy Trinity Church, she predeceased him in 2013.
They were blessed with on son Arthur D. Plog Jr. and his wife Phyllis and daughter Kathleen Knippler, who also predeceased him, and her husband Robert. He is survived by his brother James F. Plog of Schaghticoke, NY. and his sister Ellen Sutliff of Washington State. There are three grandchildren, David Klopfer of Jacksonville Florida, Michael Plog and his wife Mary of Woodbridge Ontario, Canada and Bryan Plog of Lagrange.
Art was in the Class of 1941 at Arlington High School but graduated from Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady, NY. While attending Arlington High School he was very active on the track and football teams. He was a member of the Poughkeepsie Speed Skating club and won the Dutchess County Junior Championship 440 yard race in February 1935. He attended Columbia University in NY City. During World War ll he enlisted in the US Coast Guard on November 5, 1942 and was discharged in November 1945 with the rank of Pharmacist Mate Second Class.
After his discharge from the Coast Guard he joined his father in the Real Estate and Insurance business eventually obtaining his license to sell Real Estate and Insurance. He was a member of the Schenectady County and New York Real Estate Boards and he was also an appraiser for the Veterans Administration. While living in Schenectady he was President of the Schenectady Veterans of World War ll and was also Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Art moved back to Poughkeepsie in 1952 taking a job at IBM in Poughkeepsie where he worked for 32 years, retiring in 1984 as a Senior Associate Engineer. He was an Election Inspector at the Red Oaks Mill Fire Company Town of Poughkeepsie for several years.
Art was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Schenectady and the Florentine Council in Poughkeepsie. He was a life member of the Poughkeepsie Elks BPOE 275, the American Legion 1302, a Charter member and life member of the Red Oaks Mill Fire Company where he was the President for two terms and the Financial Secretary for 30 years and he was also the Secretary for the Arlington Fire District Benevolent Association for many years.
Art was an ardent golfer, fisherman and hunter. He was a life member of the Hudson Valley Sportsman's Association, serving as Secretary for several years. He was a member of the Dutchess County Federation of Fish and Game, the NRA, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, New York State Muzzleloaders, Shooters Committee of the Political Education (SCOPE), past chairman of the Boy Scout Troop 25 committee and in recent years Art participated in wood carving and writing his memories and other stories that have been enjoyed by many.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday February 19, 2020 from 3pm to 7pm at the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home 371 Hooker Ave. Poughkeepsie, New York 12603.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated 10am Thursday February 20, 2020 at Holy Trinity Church 775 Main Poughkeepsie, New York 12603. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.
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