Leonard Harold “Bob” Plotkin, M.D. died at home Jan. 20. He was the widower of Adrienne (Scharaga) Plotkin. Born Oct. 16, 1923 in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of William and Sophie Plotkin. He grew up in Springfield, graduating from Classical High School and then serving in the Army Air Force during World War II. Upon his return from military service, he graduated from American International College with honors and was the president of Phi Sigma Phi and Alpha Chi honor fraternities. While at AIC he was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges. He graduated from the Medical School of Tufts College in 1954, where he won the Mosby scholarship and was a member Phi Lambda Kappa medical fraternity. He spent his internship and residencies at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Medical Center in Boston, and was appointed a teaching fellow at Harvard Medical School. In 1957, he founded his own practice in Springfield, which became Pioneer Valley Pediatrics in Longmeadow. He is survived by five children, Richard (Patricia Sweeney) Plotkin, Susan Dellheim (David Huntoon), Michael (Tammy) Plotkin, Lisa (Laurence) Meskin, and David (Maya Khuri) Plotkin; 10 grandchildren, Jeffrey Plotkin, Zachary (Michelle) Dellheim, Avery (Colby) Aiken, Sadie Plotkin, Zoe Plotkin, Jarret Meskin, Carly Meskin, Malek Plotkin, Sena Plotkin and Zaid Plotkin; and a great-granddaughter, Lucy Adrienne Aiken. He was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME

Barbara L. (Hatch) Bernstein

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