Obituary: Joseph LaPlaca, 80, Baldwin

June 12, 2019

Joseph LaPlaca

Obituary: Joseph LaPlaca, 80, Baldwin

Joseph Richard LaPlaca, 80, of Baldwin, passed away on June 9, 2019.

Joseph was born on October 9, 1938 in Jamestown N.Y., the son of Adolph and Florence (Firedman) LaPlaca.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force in Vietnam and loved his family dearly. Joseph was an avid fan of Penn State Football and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with friends.

Joseph will be missed by those who survive him:  children, Silvia Topous and Linda (Mel) Jeffrey; grandchildren, Jason Webb, Michael Webb, Jessica Fisk, Kyle McMichael, Heather Ryder, and Kendel Czarnopys; sisters, Marie DiGangi, Cheryl (Howard) Hoover, and Linda (Rick) Lash; and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Special thanks to Ike and Rebecca Ealy for caring for Joseph over the past two years.

There are no services planned at this time.

Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington,


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