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“Terry, Beth and families, I want to express my sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. As you know, she was frequently our substitute...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Scales - Raleigh, NC

“Fond memories of your Mom, Dad and Grandfather over the years. Sharing this with you and the family... "Gone is her body; etched is her spirit." My...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Sheppard - Cortland, NY

“Mrs. Planck was a wonderful teacher who had the ability to make each of her students feel special. The further I progress in my own educational...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: James Garcia - Bell Buckle , TN

“Beth, Terri & your family. So sorry for your lost. Anne was a wonderful friend. ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Nicholas Daluisio - friend

“The joy of reading, excitement for learning, and love of life! Three life skills she taught to her students and parents as well. Ann Planck was the...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: The Polanko-Baker family - NY

“Anne was a friend to all she met. I became acquainted with her through friends and then worked with her on the Walkie Talkies team for the Relay for...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Swartwout - Cortland, NY

“Mrs. Plank was one of my most favorite teachers. She encouraged me to believe in myself and taught me the values of love, compassion, and humor. ...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Rachel Gucwa - Philadelphia, PA

“MRS. PLANCK' CLASSROOM WAS A WARM, EMBRACING PLACE. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DID FOR OUR DAUGHTERS. REST IN PEACE. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: DIANE BERNSTEIN - CORTLAND, NY

“I had the pleasure of knowing Anne through our work together planning Relay for Life for many years. I will remember her ever-present smile and laugh...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Ensign - Homer, NY

“Beth & Terri and family's, May god give you strength and love to help you through this difficult time. She was a beautiful Lady, and teaching in...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Kit Michel - Friend of Daughter

“Dear Family of Ann Planck Don and I are so sad in your loss as Ann was such a good friend. Ann and I were partners for the Relay for Life to walk...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Carol Reed - Cortland, NY

“I had the pleasure to work with Anne for 17 years at the F.S. Barry School. My daughter Kelly was also in Anne's second grade class. Kelly...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Susan L. Satterly

“So sorry for your loss. Anne was such a wonderful person and I so loved working with her on Relay For Life. ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Sheryl Small

“I first met Anne around 1970 through my sister-in-law, Keeney. Anne was volunteering in her classroom at the time.We soon became friends with Anne...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Bev Ryan - friend

“Anne was a bright and shining star to all that had the pleasure of knowing her. When I became involved with Relay for Life she welcomed me and my...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Anne Wingard - Cortland, NY

“Mrs. Planck was a wonderful inspiration to me when I was student teaching at Barry School, and then teaching. She gave me reassurance and support,...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Brownell Redfield - NY

“It's her smile. When there were times when her words came hard to find and the verbal communication became strained, it's her smile that lit up the...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Otto - Comrade in laughs

“She taught my children to love school...and to value learning...and to respect eduation itself...she taught me to cherish each day and to not 'whine'...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Milligan - Cortland, NY

“So sorry for your loss. Peace be with you. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Charleea Barrett

“When I think about my days at F.S. Barry, I think Mrs. Planck. She was one of a kind and there was never a doubt how much she cared for each and...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Jeremy MIlligan - Cortland, NY


Anne Planck,74, of Cortland,N.Y. passed away peacefully at home January 23.
Mom was born in Groton, Connecticut, the daughter of George E. and Helen ( Brisland) Nevader. The family moved to Windsor,N.Y. in 1947, where Mom and her siblings Jerry ( Chris) Nevader of Rouses Point,N.Y., Eileen Tasber of Newark Valley,N.Y. Maureen (Dick) Hover of Endicott,N.Y. and Dan Nevader ( predeceased) spent many years living in a wonderful, old farmhouse with a babbling creek and 88 acres full of assorted fruit trees.
Mom later went to Cortland State to receive her Master's degree in Education. It was in Cortland that she met the love of her life, Sterling Planck Jr.( predeceased). After a few years of dating, they were married and purchased their one and only home on a street full of wonderful neighbors they shared life with over the next 50 years. Nine months later they were blessed with their first born daughter, Terri Planck ( Jim Carriero) of Selkirk,N.Y. and 14 months later welcomed their second daughter Beth (Todd) Gray of Canton, Connecticut.
Mom returned to work at F.S.Barry Elementary School from 1976-2001. She was passionate about educating children and teaching them to be the best that they could be in life. Mom was famous to her students for reading James and the Giant Peach, Lafcadio, The Polar Express and The Big Friendly Giant. Just this past Christmas she received a card from a previous student about the fact she had touched his life as his teacher.
Mom was very active as a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Relay for Life, sitting on the board of the YWCA and volunteering at the Cortland Regional Medical Center in the coffee shop and help desk. Mom also filled her time with beautiful friends that touched her life so meaningfully. She for certain will be especially missed by Bev, Ginny, Chopper and Eileen who were by her side to the end.
Anne leaves behind three glorious granddaughters that will forever continue her legacy. Khloé Houlihan will continue her Nauni's beautiful heart filled with kindness, love and compassion. Molli Powers continues her Nauni's " shoot for the stars" goals in life and love of travel. Madeline Houlihan will forever have her Nauni's spunk, humor and smile to share with our family and others when we need it the most and Jordan Gray will carry on Nauni's carefree spirit about not taking life too seriously and to enjoy every moment of it. Anne is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Lastly, Mom was cared by some very special caretakers ( Carla,Stacey, Liz, Irene, Tim and Dr.Caudrey) that loved and treated her like family when we were not in town. We are so very grateful for them.
A mass will be held to celebrate her life on Saturday, February 2,2013 at 11:00a.m. In St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church with Reverend Lucian Urbaniak serving as the celebrant. There are no calling hours. The family has asked to honor their Mom's wishes that flowers be given to the living and not when she had passed. Contributions in honor of Mom may be made to to Cortland Community SPCA 879 McLean Rd. Cortland,N.Y. or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis,TN 38105-3678
Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland,N.Y.
www.riccardifuneralhome.com

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