Patrick Joseph Ploch, 59, died April 15 at his home.

He was born July 18, 1953, son of the late Mary W. and Joseph J. Ploch. He spent virtually all his life in New Milford.

He attended New Milford High School and worked for almost 30 years at the New Milford Post Office.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed all sports, as a participant in his earlier years and as a spectator later on in life.

He was an avid reader, and liked to cook and explore hiking trails all around Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.

He was known in many circles for his generosity and unique sense of humor.

He is survived by his brothers, Paul Christopher Ploch and Joseph J. Ploch Jr.; his sisters, Karen Carey and Mary Jo Dix, and her husband, Jeffrey; 10 nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and nephews.

There will be a private family service.

The Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Loaves and Fishes Hospitality House, 40 Main St., New Milford CT 06776.