Adolph “Ornay” Placek, of Hatboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the age of 90. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeannette H. Placek with whom he had shared over 58 years of marriage.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, he was a son of the late Adolph and Zdenka (nee Krispinova) Placek. Ornay spent most of his youth living in and around Prague, Czechoslovakia. In 1945, the family had the opportunity to escape from Prague in between German and Russian occupation, and they immigrated to Philadelphia. Ornay’s younger sister, Lida Placek, preceded him in death in 2009 in New Orleans.
Ornay was a coppersmith from 1948 to 1965, crafting the brew kettles in many of your favorite breweries, and then became a sheet metal mechanic (Philadelphia Union Local #19) until his retirement in 1993. Ornay and Jeannette were active members of the GTV Almrausch Bavarian folk dance group, as well as the Bayerischer Volksfest Verein and Cannstatter Volksfest Verein.
Adolph is survived by a son, Doug Placek and his wife, Katherine; a daughter, Sharon (Placek) Silvestrini and her husband, Edward; two granddaughters, Regina Silvestrini and Kristina Placek.
The family will have a private graveside service. Extended family and friends will be invited to a “Remembrance Celebration” at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Adolph’s memory to Wesley Enhanced Living Foundation https://www.wel.org/giving/wesley-enhanced-living-foundation/donate-now/.
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