Marc Byung Pliskin


Marc Byung Pliskin, 48, formerly of Brazil and Terre Haute, died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the home of his parents in Plainfield on June 21, 2018.
Marc was born in Pusan, South Korea, in 1970, and came to America in 1975, where he attended school in Clay County, graduating from Northview High School in 1989. He received his associate's degree in fine arts from Vincennes University and later attended Indiana University in Bloomington. He was last employed at J.C. Penney in Terre Haute and in Plainfield.
When healthy, Marc enjoyed riding his bike, taking walks on the trails in Plainfield, playing Frisbee golf, visiting art museums and repairing computers. Between treatments he enjoyed cooking, listening to nearly all genres of music, doing origami, working puzzles, playing guitar, playing word games and golf on the computer, and watching documentaries, all of which helped him pass the time during his yearlong treatments. He was also able to make several trips back to Clay and Vigo counties, and frequently spoke of his happy childhood while growing up in the Staunton area. Marc was an inspiration to his nurses and doctors at Simon Cancer Center for his fortitude in dealing with the many procedures in his battle against his rare kind of cancer.
Marc is survived by his parents, John and Harlean (Deal) Pliskin; sisters, Lisa Pliskin of Indianapolis and Dr. Sara Pliskin of Brazil; his uncle, Barry (Phyllis) Pliskin of Florida; his aunt, Cindy Deal of Fishers; and cousins, Eric Deal of Avon, Ryan Deal of Louisville, Scot, Doug and Brad Congress, Juli (Congress) Bobman, Sharry (Pliskin) Griner and Nancy (Pliskin) Hamilton, all of Florida. He is also survived by his special cousins, Rena Valentine, and Chris Rutledge of Plainfield, Ryan Jones of Indianapolis and Rob Pliskin of Akron; and special friend, Terri Hendrix of Plainfield.
At Marc's request, there were no funeral services. Private burial and graveside services were held on June 25 at Highland Lawn with Dr. Betsy Frank of the United Hebrew Congregation officiating.
Contributions in Marc's memory may be made to: Simon Cancer Center, C/O IU Foundation/Leukemia Research, P.O. Box 7072, Indianapolis, IN 46207.
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