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Earl Kristen Plate Endicott: Age 37, of Endicott passed away on Thanksgiving, Thursday November 25, 2010 at St Joseph Hospital in Elmira, NY after a courageous 10 month battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a neurological cancer. He was predeceased by his grandfather James Moulthrop. Earl is survived by his wife of 7 years, Brigit E. (Gault) Plate, his son, Alex and daughters, Isabelle and Charlotte, all of Endicott; parents Earl and Norina Plate, Elmira, and mother Darlene (Plate) Bennett, Elmira; sisters; Brenda Plate (Rick Smith), Nicole (Owen) Newkirk, Katrina Plate (Ryan Marsh), Brandy Lewis; brother, Frank (Jessica) Plate of South Carolina. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Leyton, Landan, Rosie, Giovanni, Kaylanna, Mason, Tucker, Allan, Ryan and Dylan. Earl graduated from Elmira Southside High School, proudly served in the U.S. Air Force, and received his BS degree in Information Technologies. He had been employed at Time Warner Cable, Lockheed Martin and most recently as an IT specialist at the Gault Auto Group in Endicott. Earl loved life and truly enjoyed fishing on the St. Lawrence with Isabelle and Alex, watching the Buffalo Bills, and spending time with his many friends and family. In his younger years his passion for sports drove him. He truly enjoyed running cross country and skiing in the winter. Earl will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Thank you to all who attended his incredible benefit Saturday, November 13th. A special thank you to Dr. Sethie and Dr. Khan at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, Dr. Mauri, and the extraordinary nursing staff on 3D and the 5th floor SNF at St Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. To the entire St. Joseph's Hospital staff for the time spent visiting Earl while he was in the hospital, the baskets made for the benefit, and your unwavering support, your kindness will never be forgotten. The family will receive friends at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Sunday, November 28, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service, officiated by Deacon George Welch, will be held at 5:15 p.m. Interment, with military honors will take place at Fitzsimmons Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions in Earl's memory to Brigit E. Plate, Plate Children's College Fund c/o HSBC Bank, 117 West Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760. Expressions of sympathy can be left at pressconnects.com
A Memorial Tree was planted for Earl
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at McInerny Funeral Home
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