‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Charles's visitation.

Charles Plotsko

Charles H. Plotsko, 73 of Slatington passed away Tuesday December 19, 2017 in his home.   He was the husband of Denise D. (Hughes) Plotsko; they celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary last February.  Born in Palmerton, he was the son of the late Charles and Thelma (Jones) Plotsko.  Charles earned his Master’s degree from Kutztown University.  He worked as a high school teacher for Whitehall-Coplay School District for 36 years, retiring in 2003.  While teaching there, he was the debate team leader, and the boys swimming coach.  Charlie was a member of the Northern Lehigh School Board for more than 20 years, and volunteered for Nova for over 10 years.  He enjoyed traveling and cruising to Europe, visiting his grandchildren, and playing poker.  His family wishes to thank the entire staff at Lehigh Valley infusion center and Lehigh Valley Hospice for their kind and compassionate care they provided to Charlie.

Survivors:  Wife; Son: Jason Plotsko and wife Karen of Pittsburgh; Grandchildren: Kaci, Samantha, & Jack; Brother: Michael Plotsko and wife Debbie of Slatington; Sisters: Jean and husband Tom Wargo of Allentown, Jeanette and husband Michael Wuench of Whitehall; Brother-in-law; Ronald Hughes and wife Linda of Slatedale.  He was pre-deceased by a son Sean.

Services:  11 A.M. Saturday December 23, 2017 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington.  Calling hours will be 6-8P.M. Friday December 22, 2107 at the funeral home.

Contributions:  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either Peaceable Kingdom, 1049 MacArthur Rd, Whitehall PA 18052

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Charles Plotsko, please visit our flower store.


It’s only been awhile but already so evident how much we miss Charles. Still just automatically say Denny and Charlie. Everyday we think of you both and just want to hug you. It’s a part of life that just sucks. No doubt about it. Love and hugs.

Carl and Mary Christ Dec 29 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Plotsko

A friend. Dec 23 2017 12:00 AM

Denny and family, We're so sorry to hear about Butch. So sad for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. . Joe and Darlene Seip

Joe and Darlene Seip Dec 22 2017 12:00 AM

May God be with you and your family at this difficult time for all of you. My sincere thoughts, prayers and friendship is there with you as each day passes on this tough road. True love is never ending and he is with you in your heart and soul with every breath you take. God Bless you always my friend

Nancy J. DeFrain Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM

Denise .... Sending prayers to you and your family at this difficult time. We’re certain that Charlie is at peace resting comfortably in the loving arms of the Lord. Love ❤️ to all.

Larry and Doneta Merkle Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM

A childhood friend! God Bless!

David Blose Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Plotsko

David Blose Dec 20 2017 12:00 AM