In Memory of
Fred P. Plate
September 7, 2017
Plate, a longtime resident of Orangeburg, passed
away peacefully on September 7, 2017 at the Buckingham
at Norwood Care Center. He was born in Manhattan to
Fritz and Hedwig Plate on April 28, 1929. Fred was a sea
going Marine and served as a drill instructor from 1947
to 1951 before being honorably discharged.
He was a police officer for the Port of Authority of NY
& NJ for 20 years before retiring in 1973. After
retiring, he worked at Marine Midland Bank in Nyack and
Blue Cross Blue Shield in New York City. Fred was
parishioner of St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt. He
enjoyed managing the New York Yankees from his couch,
working in his yard and vacationing on Long Beach Island
with his family.
Fred was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn, who died
on June 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 63
years, Diane; his children, Deborah Owen (Gregory),
Jeanne Martin (Kevin) and David Plate (Catherine); his
eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, 10am, at St.
Catharine's Church in Blauvelt with burial to follow at
Tappan Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday, 5-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the ARC of Rockland
would be greatly appreciated 845-267-2500 or
Moritz Funeral Home
98 Route 303 South
Tappan, NY 10983
Published in the The Journal News
on Sept. 8, 2017