Craig Plessinger

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November 29, 1943 - January 18, 2017

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Monday, January 23, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home


Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Westerville


Pioneer Cemetery


Craig Edmund Plessinger, 73, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 18th, 2017 at the Kobacker House. Craig impacted the lives of people in Ohio through volunteering, Boys Scouts, and coaching. There are countless people who know how to hold a baseball bat, tie a square knot, and build a theater set thanks to the time Craig invested with them. Craig was a train fanatic and built model trains and cars in his spare time. Craig was very proud of his family. Preceded in death by his wife Margaret. He is survived by his son Mark and his wife Andrea, his son Mike and his wife Lauren and their three children Kate, Jack, and Liam; also survived by stepsons, Justin McGregor and his wife Leslie and Patrick McGregor II and four siblings; Mary Sommers, Helen Miller, Fred Plessinger and Bill Plessinger in addition to his former wife and friend, Valerie McGregor. He will also be missed by many friends within the community. The family will receive friends on Monday January 23rd from 6-8 p.m. at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 41 W. College Avenue, Westerville, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.,Rev. Mark Gauen, officiating. Craig will be laid to rest at Pioneer Cemetery in Westerville. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Craig’s name to Boy Scouts of America ( or First Presbyterian Church of Westerville (


Larry Buttermore - Jan 24, 2017

I met your Mom and Dad almost 50 years ago, as we were friends of Bill and Jean Hughes as well. Your Dad has been a client and friend for the last 25 plus years. I loved his visits as he was simply an “interesting ” and talkative guy. I saw him sometime before Christmas and wished him well.
I pray that after a time, all of your memories of him will be fond ones.

John Row - Jan 23, 2017

Mark and Mike:
I was sorry to hear about the passing of your father. He was always fun to talk to about basketball, school and things in general. Mark, I think he always got a kick of you and I catching a movie and you relaying what we saw to him. Mike, I know he enjoyed your being around, helping us with Mark’s 7th grade basketball team. Your dad was a genuinely nice person and a class act.
John Row
Former Academy Teacher and Coach

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