Born in Poughkeepsie on July 14, 1939, he was the son of the late Van H. and Grace L. Haines Plass.
Most recently, he worked for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He previously worked for Schatz Federal Bearing in Poughkeepsie. He was a member of St. James' Episcopal Church, Hyde Park, and the AMF Mixers Bowling League.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; three children, Sherry L. Wood and husband, Patrick, Diane L. Plass and husband, Scott Wynant, and Clifford M. Plass; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Diane L. Farrell and husband, Robert; his brother, Robert A. Plass and wife, Phyllis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Gerald A. Plass Jr.; and two brothers, John and Richard Plass.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, at St. James' Episcopal Church, Route 9, Hyde Park. The Rev. Chuck Kramer will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Route 9, Hyde Park. To send an online condolence or for directions, visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.
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