Richard John Pluta, 91


Richard John Pluta (91), formerly of Skillman NJ, passed away Jan. 17, 2021 in Corpus Christi TX.

Richard was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Carteret NJ. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he met the love of his life, Jean, at a mutual friend’s wedding. Married by Richard’s brother, Reverend Anthony, they were together sixty years. Richard was employed as a Bell-Telephone cable splicer for over thirty years.

After retirement, he volunteered as a driver at the Red Cross and enjoyed travel, reading, woodworking, bike riding, and working around the house or on the car. Richard had a love and deep appreciation of God’s creation. He especially enjoyed trees particularly in the fall, watching the deer, and birds. Richard loved the ocean, both the Jersey Shore for most of his life and later, the South Texas beaches, after moving in with his son & family after Jean passed. Richard had a deep respect and appreciation for the military. He loved America and the U.S. flag. Richard was a former member of the Montgomery Evangelical Free Church in Belle Mead.

Predeceased by Wife Jean Frances Graham; Son: Robert Stuart Pluta; Grandson: Robert Neal Pluta. Parents: Anthony & Rose (Kotas) Pluta; Siblings: Joseph, Anthony, William, Adam, Josephine, Marion & Margaret.

Survived by Daughter: Diane Pluta Loomis (Jonathan) of La Palma CA, Daughter-in-law Lillian Pluta, Grandson Kip Pluta both of Corpus Christi TX. Plus, numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard’s final resting place is next to “Blossom,” his beloved wife, Jean, at the Ewing Cemetery & Crematorium.