The Ellicottville community recently learned of the passing of Ray Plewacki, 93. An active member of the Holiday Valley Ski School, WWII veteran and avid sportsman, Plewacki touched the lives of many in the Ellicottville area. Known for telling stories in his famous Polish accent, Plewicki was known the world over, having taught skiing and fly fishing in many corners of the world. An active sports enthusiast, Plewacki didn’t retire as an instructor at Holiday Valley until he was in his mid-80s. Plewacki’s stories will live in the memories of many for years to come. More in the Ellicottville Times next week.