SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

April 29, 2013

John J. "Coach" Plasteras


Byfield, MA — John J. “Coach” Plasteras, 92, of Byfield, formerly of Haverhill passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Wingate of Haverhill Rehabilitation. He was born in Haverhill on March 13, 1921, son of the late James and Efterpe (Gianoukos) Plasteras. John was the husband of the late Mary S. (Sampsonis) Plasteras who died July 20, 2006, and is survived by his three sons, James J. Plasteras, of Boston, John Plasteras, of Newbury, and Nicholas Plasteras and his wife, Melissa Miller, of Lynnfield, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral on Wednesday May 1 at 9:30 a.m. from the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St., Haverhill, followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., at the Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, Haverhill. Burial with military honors will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill. Calling hours at the Funeral Home will be Tuesday, April 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Holy Apostles Church, 154-156 Winter St. Haverhill, MA, 01830. To view his complete obituary or to send a condolence to his family, please visit

www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.