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Richard Plache - Year Entered 1958

Richard Plache

From daughter, Sharon:


Richard Freeman Plaché


Age 83

Richard was living at Fredricka Manor Retirement Community in Chula Vista.

He had a fall on April 29th that lead to unexpected complications.

Surrounded by family holding his hands in person, via phone and on Skype, he passed peacefully on May 7th.

His transition was filled with love as we sang some of his favorite songs.

As many of you know Richard loved to be close to his family and friends always.

He was expressing love and gratitude for his life and relationships up until the very end.


He is survived by his wife - Ruth E. Hanson Plaché

Oldest son and family in England - Jonathan Plaché, wife Roanne, grandson Nicolas Plaché in Shanghai (wife Tiffany), granddaughter Sasha Plaché Devilliers in England (husband Leroux).

Daughter in San Diego, CA - Sharon Plaché & husband David Drexler.

Son and family in Manhattan Beach, CA - Stephen Plaché, wife Cindi, 2 grand daughters Estelle and Ellis Plaché.

Son in San Diego, CA - Benjamin Plaché.

Contact for cards:

Sharon Plaché

10075 Grandview Drive

La Mesa, CA 91941

619-339-8177 cell.



From Sharon Plache, daughter of Richard on May 4, 2020


We had a small gathering virtually with family from all across the globe.

Also a link to an unlisted Youtube video in Remembrance of him.




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06/04/19 05:16 PM #1    

Jim Roberts (1967)

We are thankful to have spent some time sitting and talking with Richard before he moved to San Diego area. Teacher, counselor, friend; the on who married us in Terrace Villa Aug. 1970. Will miss him as well as the family to whom we send condolences.

Jim & Hazel Roberts

06/05/19 10:49 AM #2    

Sharon Plache

Here with Dad in January 2019 at Fredricka Manor.



06/05/19 11:28 AM #3    

Sharon Plache




06/05/19 05:19 PM #4    

Sharon Plache



06/13/19 11:47 AM #5    

Laura Overstreet (B S 1971) (Ridley)

So sorry for your family's loss. I always respected his down-to-earth sense and approach to life interjected with humor. 

06/16/19 03:40 PM #6    

Joan Goodchild (Elliott) (1962)

Mr. Plache married my husband and me in 1967.  We will always remember him, and of course have pictures of him in our wedding album.  Someonw else was to marry us but could not at the last minute.  We called Mr. Plache and he said he would be right over.  He came with a big smile, which he always had, and did a beautiful ceremony.  We will ALWAYS remember him.  Joan Goodchild Elliott

06/27/19 11:58 PM #7    

Jeannette Estep (Haskins) (1964)

Richard Plache memory

Mr. Plache was teaching the class of 1964 a Bible class. He was showing us some historic teeth/fangs.

He said he was tempted to put them in his mouth........And in the next moment.....he did just that... And the class burst out laughing at the unexpected impromptu act.


06/28/19 10:45 AM #8    

Sylvia Jones (Stein) (1967)

Richard Plache was my first WWCG pastor.  I am so sorry to see this.  Always enjoyed his sense of humor and style.  Condolences to all the family.  Jonathan and Sharon I do remember you well.

Sylvia Jones (Stein)

05/04/20 08:42 PM #9    

Sharon Plache

We as a family had a wonderful time on zoom from all over the world, Celebrating this very special Soul.  Thank you for your kindness and sharing in his life.  You where all in his heart, always.  Blessings.


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