Mary Medicus Obituary, Death – We must break the news to you with a heavy heart that a beloved member of the Ply-Mar community has passed away, but we feel it is our duty to do so. This guy was the only one in the club’s history to have ever owned a share of Ply-Mar bond for each and every one of the years that the organization was in business. Mary (Justice) Medicus, who had been ill for
some time, passed away in the early part of this month. She had already clocked 93 years of life. Mary had been a member of Ply-Mar her entire life, and in 2017 we had the honor of having her serve as our 60th Anniversary Chairwoman. During this time, she was in charge of cutting the ribbon (first photo), and she had been a member of the organization for her entire life. Even in the year 2020, it’s possible that Mary may be spotted swimming a few laps in the big pool (seen in the second shot). Mary would often tell the story of how she
proposed to her late husband Floyd Justice, who is depicted in the black and white photo in the second position from the left, on the condition that he construct her a swimming pool. This was a narrative that she would constantly relate. In response to this need, Floyd built a complete swimming club. In the 1950s, Floyd and his collaborators, most notably Arthur Lefkoe, who is pictured here
constructing a wall at Ply-Mar, went door-to-door recruiting members and collecting $25 bond payments for what would ultimately become Ply-Mar Swim and Tennis Club, which opened in 1957. Floyd and his cronies went door-to-door recruiting members and collecting $25 bond payments for what would later become Ply-Mar Swim and Tennis Club.
Mary will forever be held in high regard at Ply-Mar, where she worked. Our most sincere condolences and best wishes go out to her family and friends, and we genuinely hope that we will have the chance to meet some of them this summer at the site that she loved so dearly and held in such high esteem.