By LOU FOGLIA
Homicide Watch Chicago
Life wasn’t easy for David J. Plank.
There were battles with depression, a divorce, and lack of steady work, family members said. But that never stopped him from being the best possible father to his two teenage sons.
“He was there every chance he could be,” said his oldest brother, Mark Plank. “His boys were his priority. There’s no doubt about that.”
No doubt from David’s co-workers either, who told his brother the 54-year-old worked extra hours in the laundry room of Little Company of Mary Hospital to make sure his sons had new clothing and supplies for school.
Plank, of the 9000 block of South Parkside in Oak Lawn, was shot to death Aug. 3 in the Avalon Park neighborhood, Chicago Police said.