Garth Leeper Ploski, 49, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at UPMC Hamot following complications from a stroke.
He was born April 26, 1973 in Meadville, a son of Robert (Butch) and Kendra Leeper Ploski. He married Erica Tietz July 26, 1997.
Garth was a 1991 graduate of Meadville High School and a 1995 graduate of Allegheny College with a B.A. in Communications. In his youth, he worked as a cadet at Meadville City Hospital which developed his passion for helping people. He worked as a paramedic at Meadville Area Ambulance Service and had also worked at various long term care facilities.
Garth was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as council president. He was a former member of the Meadville Jaycees and created the first Explorer Post with Meadville Area Ambulance Service. An avid reader, Garth enjoyed woodworking and traveling, especially a memorable trip to Russia. He was also a certified life coach with the Dave Ramsey organization.
Survivors, in addition to Erica, include three children, Anastasia Ploski (Townsend Pritchard) of Meadville, Savannah Ploski of Cochranton, and Chandler Ploski of Cochranton; his parents, Robert (Butch) and Kendra Ploski of Meadville; best friends, Gerard Glock (Connie) and Tyler Hickernell (Sydney Lesseski); and aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be Monday, January 9th from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE.
The funeral service will be Tuesday, January 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ben Travis, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating.
Memorials may be made to https://www.gofundme.com/f/garths-support-fund or the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Rd., Meadville, PA 16335.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.waidfuneralhome.net
Crawford County Humane Society
11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville PA 16335