Edward F. Plumer Sr., 77, Bethlehem Steel manager...

January 22, 2002

Edward F. Plumer Sr., 77, Bethlehem Steel manager

Edward F. Plumer Sr., a retired Bethlehem Steel manager, died Saturday of renal disease at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 77 and lived in Rodgers Forge.

Before his 1985 retirement, he was a supervisor of Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s open-hearth unit at Sparrows Point. He earlier had worked in management at American Can Co. on Boston Street in Canton and helped organize a labor union there.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Bayonne Avenue, he was a 1943 graduate of Loyola High School and earned a degree in economics at University of Dayton in 1950.

During World War II, he was an Army tank commander in the Pacific Theater and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 6428 York Road, where he was a founder of its Social Justice Committee and a Eucharistic minister.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Mary Zellhofer; three sons, Edward Francis Plumer Jr. and James J. Plumer, both of Rodgers Forge, and Andrew Gerard Plumer of Baltimore; two brothers, Joseph Plumer of Cleveland and Paul Plumer of Rodgers Forge; and a grandson.

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