Leona Plotkin Van Scoyk
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Leona Plotkin Van Scoyk

VAN SCOYK: Leona Plotkin Van Scoyk, age 83, died in Los Angeles on March 9, 2021. She was the loving daughter of Tessie and Benjamin Plotkin. Leona was preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Robert Van Scoyk, and stepson Robbie Van Scoyk. Born in Pittsburgh, Leona attended Taylor Allderdice High School, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and moved to Los Angeles where she and several wonderful friends started a successful catering and party planning business. She was also active in several charities. Leona is survived by and remembered with much love by son Matt Tyrnauer, stepson Andy Van Scoyk, sister Roslyn Small (Donald), brothers Arthur Plotkin and Leon Plotkin. Leona was adored by her niece and nephews, Jamie Mazzie (Rob), Greg Small (Kim) and Joshua Plotkin (Edna). Her great-niece and great-nephew Rachel Mazzie and Jake Mazzie were recipients of her loving kindness and hospitality. Great-nieces in Los Angeles, toddler Samantha and baby Emma Small, were a joy to Leona. She is greatly missed by her family and many friends. Contributions in Leona’s memory can be made to Planned Parenthood. PJC

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