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George Paul Platukis

July 19, 1942 ~ April 16, 2020 (age 77)

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George Paul "Tookie" Platukis Jr., 77, of Fern Glen, passed away Thursday afternoon April 16, 2020 at his home following a six-month illness.

Born in Hazleton, July 19, 1942, he was the son of the late George and Irene (Pekala) Platukis, Sr and spent most of his life in Fern Glen.

George was a retired Road Forman for PennDot. He was a US Air Force veteran serving in the early 1960's. He was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church, Weston. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was a member of the Shenandoah Fish and Game Club.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by a brother Paul Platukis.

Surviving are two sons George III and his wife Cheri, Drums; and Brian and his wife Tammy, Weston; four grandchildren, Brittany, Jordan, Seth, and Alissa; two great-grandchildren Ava and Michelle; his long-time companion Jane Luxardo, Beaver Township; a sister Paulette Platukis, Cape May, NJ; a brother James and his wife Bobbi, Supply, NC; a sister-in-law Dolores Platukis, West Hazleton; and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart RC Church, Weston at a date to be announced once the Conronavirus restrictions have been lifted. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Shenandoah Fish and Game Protective Association, 395 Ferndale RD, Zion Grove PA, 17985, Attn: Children's Activity Fund.

Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West) 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at

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