Gerry Plener, Canadian aftermarket veteran, passed away the morning of Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Plener, who became synonymous with the aftermarket brake business, spent much of his career at the Echlin and then Dana Brake and Chassis companies and was an important part of the success of the Raybestos brand in Canada.
Though he officially retired some years ago, he most recently had acted as advisor to the ABS Friction company based in Guelph, Ont.
Beloved Husband of Ellen Plener. Loving Father and Father- in-law of Saul and Sandra, Howard and Lee-Anne, and Marni and Adam Donsky. Dear Brother of Fran Goodman and the late Albert, David, Leo, Herbie and Morton Plener, Adele Brown. Devoted Grandfather of Rachael, Ryan, Zachary, Danielle, Jacob, Lorne, and Josh.
The funeral service were held on Friday August 23, 2013 at the Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West, Toronto, ON M3J 2P1