TERRY PLADSON - July 18, 1938-February 22, 2007
Terry Neil Pladson died in Glendale, CA. on Thurs. Feb. 22, 2007 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was the son of Orpha and Ted Pladson who had a cafe in Cooperstown in the 50s and 60s.
Terry was born in Cooperstown on July 18, 1938 and spent his school years there. In August 1956, he entered the U.S. Navy and served on aircraft carriers and shore stations on the East Coast as well as the Mediterranean area.
After four years in the Navy, Terry moved to Oakland, CA where his sister, Patty, was living at the time. While in Oakland, he learned the meat cutting trade.
When Patty moved to Los Angeles, Terry moved as well, and was employed by Patty's husband in C. L. Peck Contractors with whom Terry held on-site supervisory positions for 24 years. While with this company, Terry worked on many of the major buildings in the Los Angeles area including The Library Tower, Disneyland Hotel, terminal buildings at Los Angeles International Airport, buildings at Hughes Aircraft Co., The Bonaventure Hotel, The Crystal Cathedral and others.
When Terry retired from the construction business, he took a part-time position working at a school for the mentally handicapped. Terry felt this was an opportunity to give something back, and he derived great satisfaction from being able to contribute to the progress of the students.
Terry leaves his sister Patricia Pladson Siegel of Los Angeles, CA and nieces Tracy and Wendy Carrara of Glendale, CA.
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