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Hank Plude, '68. 1950-2011


Feb. 17, 1950 to Oct. 30, 2011

Harry Plude of Orange County, was the loving brother and friend of Jackie (Plude) O'Brien '66
(Walnut) and the son of the late Anna and Harry Plude.

Hank was preceded in death by his longtime partner, Harry Vallandingham.

Born in Bridgeport, CT, at six month of age Hank moved to Fullerton California where he was raised and educated. Hank was a lifelong resident of Orange County.

Hank was a proud Army Vietnam Veteran and experienced helicopter pilot.

He is lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his three nephews, Michael, Rocky and Cody; his niece, Morgan Ann; and his dear friends, John, Eden and Michelle.

Hank will be remembered for his smile, dry sense of humor, his love of McDonald's, and his devotion to his dogs. He was a true warrior and he will be greatly missed.

Memorial service Tuesday, November 8th at 10am at Ferrara Colonial Mortuary, with burial to include full military honors to follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery.

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