John Ploeger, Esq.

June 21, 2024 - September 09, 2011

John F. “Jack” Ploeger, Esq., 78, of Ross Township, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband for 51 years of MaryEllen (Donaghue) Ploeger; father of Rosemary and Ken Ziolkowski, Elizabeth and Keith Coveney and John “Jake” and Abbey Ploeger. Born and raised in Dormont, John was a graduate of Dormont High School, the University of Michigan and the Duquesne University School of Law. A veteran of the Army, John served in the military police throughout Europe. John worked for Mellon Bank prior to forming the law firm of Truel and Ploeger. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary (Shepherd) Ploeger; and his sister, Shirlee Davidson. In addition to his wife, MaryEllen, and three children, John is survived by 12 grandchildren, Ben and Allie Ziolkowski, Amanda, Stephen, Sam, Jack, Olivia, Sophia and Julianna Coveney, Brody, Serena and Anderson Ploeger. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Teresa of Avila Church. Contributions may be made to the Christ Child Society of Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 11324, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

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  • Elizabeth Coveney

    Daddy, you looked so handsome. We will miss you beyond words. You were an amazing father who always believed in us, supported us, loved us for who we were, no matter how much trouble we caused 🙂 We will take good care of Mom and each other. Be at peace Daddy and enjoy the Kingdom of god.
    I love you forever and ever,


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