In Memoriam


In Memory of

Fred P. Plate

September 7, 2017


Fred Plate, a longtime resident of Orangeburg, passed away peacefully on September 7, 2017 at the Buckingham at Norwood Care Center. He was born in Manhattan to Fritz and Hedwig Plate on April 28, 1929. Fred was a sea going Marine and served as a drill instructor from 1947 to 1951 before being honorably discharged.

He was a police officer for the Port of Authority of NY & NJ for 20 years before retiring in 1973. After retiring, he worked at Marine Midland Bank in Nyack and Blue Cross Blue Shield in New York City. Fred was parishioner of St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt. He enjoyed managing the New York Yankees from his couch, working in his yard and vacationing on Long Beach Island with his family.

Fred was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn, who died on June 29, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Diane; his children, Deborah Owen (Gregory), Jeanne Martin (Kevin) and David Plate (Catherine); his eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, 10am, at St. Catharine's Church in Blauvelt with burial to follow at Tappan Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday, 5-8pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ARC of Rockland would be greatly appreciated 845-267-2500 or

Moritz Funeral Home
98 Route 303 South
Tappan, NY 10983
(845) 359-0890

Published in the The Journal News on Sept. 8, 2017


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