Harry Otto Plath, 74, died peacefully, Monday, April 22, 1991, in a local hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. He was loved by many and will be missed greatly.
Born May 23, 1916 in Reno, Nevada to Harry and Bonnie Walts Plath. He married Ellen Wholey in Reno, Nevada, May 18, 1941. He graduated in 1941 with a mining and engineering degree from the University of Nevada. Was an officer engineer for the Corps of Engineers in Sacramento, Calif. from 1941-1949. Was an estimator and construction engineer for Olsen Construction Co. from 1949-1952, and for Dorland Construction Co. from 1952-1955. He worked for Tolboe and Harlin Construction as an office engineer and estimator from 1955-1963. From 1963-1977 he was vice president, general manager, and construction engineer for WP Harlin Construction and Western Piling and Sheeting Corp. He worked for Weyher Construction Co., then Weyher Bros. as a general contractor from 1977 until he retired in 1984. He then worked part time for Weyher Bros. as a consultant until 1990. Was nominated in 1990 for the Utah AGC Eric W. Ryberg Award. Mr. Plath was a Master Mason in Masonic Wasatch #1 Lodge, a York Rite Mason, and a Shriner with the El Kalah Temple. He was also a member of All Saints' Episcopal Church.He is survived by his wife, Ellen; two daughters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Abdon, Cody, Wyoming; Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Cottam, Sandy; 12 grandchildren, Forest, Nathan, Emily, Tyler, McKenzie, Toby, Tucker, and Hannah Abdon; Jeremy, Travis, Corinne, and Trevor Cottam; one brother, Neil Plath and his wife, Virginia, Reno, Nevada, and their two sons and two daughters; one sister, Alice Pine and her husband, Ed, Reno, Nevada, and their two sons; one sister-in-law, Carmen Bridgman, Fallon, Nevada, and her two daughters; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Wholey and his wife, Cecilia, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their son and daughter.
Special thanks to all of his doctors and Community Nursing Service/Hospice Program and volunteers for their help and support during his struggle.
Tribute services will be held Sunday evening, April 28, 1991, 7 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 S. Highland Drive, where friends may call one hour prior to services. A public Masonic Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 29, 1991, 12 noon at the Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, where friends may call one hour prior to service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, 610 E. South Temple, SLC, UT 84102
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