Donald Plasco, 88, passed away May 8, 2018, at Arden Courts in Bainbridge Township.
Born on Sept. 1, 1929, in Cleveland, he attended John Adams High School and later served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1946 to 1948. Don worked as a Sealtest milkman and later worked at Royal Tile. He went on to build his own business, Carpet Barn and Tile House.
A member of Temple Israel-Ner Tamid, Don was involved in various organizations, including The Make-a-Wish Foundation and Big Brother Big Sisters of America. He was also a freemason.
Don was well known in the local community as the owner of Carpet Barn and Tile House. He starred in his own commercials, coining the phrase, “You get a square deal on every square yard.” In his retirement, he enjoyed winters in Florida, playing tennis and spending time with his family and friends. Don loved walking, biking and playing poker.
Don is survived by his wife, Shelly; children, Murray (fiancée Lisa Meyer), Kathy Conarck and Marcy (Glenn) Gould, Abby Ferber (Joel Pollack), Darcy (Kenny) Edelman and Cory (Jeannette) Ferber; grandchildren, Halle, Adam, Jake, Ben, Chelsie, Tyler, Kyle, Sydney, Hannah, Laila, Wesley and Mackenzie, siblings, Marvin (Ester) Plasco and the late Rosalyn (Harry) Wyler; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marian Plasco.
The family held a funeral May 10 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Mount Olive Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. May 11 at Acacia on the Green’s reception room, 2202 Acacia Park Drive in Lyndhurst.
For those who wish, contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Arden Courts Memory Care Community of Chagrin Falls.