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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Friday February 18th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Frank J. Plath III

It is with great sorrow that the family of Frank J. Plath III, announces his passing on February 13, 2022.  As he would say, he was bumping 80 years old.  He lived in Speigletown NY for over 50 years.  

Frank was born and raised in Albany. He was the son of Frank J. Plath II and Rosemary Nolette Plath. As a tractor-trailer driver for 50 years, he spent many long days on the road.  Known as, “Roller skate,” he made friends everywhere he went.

He was our superhero in suspenders, an amazing man with a heart of gold that would help anyone. Much like McGyver he could rig anything, enjoyed tinkering, and always carried a flashlight.  He will be remembered for his quick wit and incredible advice.  He had a special talent for always finding a way to explain things so that everyone would understand and get a good laugh at the same time. He loved his pets, gave the best hugs, and was an incredible storyteller. His children and grandchildren will always treasure their many memories of family camping trips. He raised his family loving and laughing.

He was a loving and devoted husband of Linda D. Plath for 42 years. Frank and Linda were active members of Ballston Center Presbyterian Church.  He was predeceased by two daughters Donna Rhodes and Susan Mata (Rodney), his parents and two sisters, and survived by one sister. He was the father to Peggy Kristich (Tony), Raymond Rhodes, Frank Plath IV (Debe), Laurie Plath, Joseph Rhodes (Wendy), Leah Decker, Marcie Vohnoutka (Ed) and had twenty-one grandchildren twenty-three great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

A very heartfelt thanks to the wonderful ICU nurses at Samaritan Hospital and the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department.

Family and friends are invited and may call from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday February 18, 2022 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Funeral service will be private. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Schenectady City Mission in his name. Please mail all gifts: City Mission, PO Box 760, Schenectady, NY 12301.

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So sorry for your loss.

Jason & Patty Kehn Feb 27 2022 6:40 PM

Dear Marcie and family,
I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. He sounds like he was a real character and a wonderful man so you'll have lots of good memories to keep him alive in your hearts and minds.
My thoughts are with you,

Mimsy Pye Feb 21 2022 11:00 AM

So sorry to learn of Frank's passing. Many fond memories of Frank, a wonderful man. To Linda and the family: Michelle and I send our sincere sympathy. You are in our prayers.

Rev Charles H Roberts Feb 19 2022 12:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Plath III

Frank Plath Feb 18 2022 10:10 AM

Life isn't about how a person died but rather how they lived. Frank was a true friend in the greatest fashion. He loved the Lord and that was all that mattered. " Well done oh good and faithful servant. Matthew 25

Life is not about how a person died but rather how they lived. Frank loved the Lord. He was a friend in every way. I can only imagine one thing that the Lord said to Frank " Well done good and faithful servant" Matt 25:23


Jim Ogden Feb 17 2022 10:24 AM

Laurie, so sorry for your loss. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you.

Roxanne Abilez Feb 16 2022 8:09 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss Leah and family. My heart goes out to you all 😘🙏

Vicki Gorman Feb 15 2022 12:07 PM

Laurie & Family - so sorry for your loss. Nothing is more precious than holding all your memories close to your heart. He might be gone but will never be forgotten. Love ya.

The DiLorenzo Family Feb 15 2022 9:53 AM

So sorry for his passing. We'd been neighbors for 42 years. Our kids grew up together, played together. He drove the kids around in a cart behind his John Deere. He was a good neighbor. Well miss him.

Michael and Terry Feb 14 2022 7:39 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Doug and Mary

Doug Pratt Feb 14 2022 7:19 PM