James D. Platt
August 1, 2014
Platt, James D. age 94 of Carolina Shores, NC and formerly of New Milford, NJ died Friday, August 1, 2014. Beloved husband of Kathryn (nee) Dann. James was predeceased by his loving first wife Marie H. (nee) Spina. He was the devoted father of Joanne Umstead and her late husband Darryl. James was also predeceased by his dear sons William Platt and James D. Platt, III. Loving grandfather of Douglas Lee Umstead. Cherished great-grandfather of Ryan, Samantha, Jesse, and Brandon. James graduated from Teaneck H.S. in '37 and later Fairleigh Dickenson University in '53. He was Scoutmaster for Troop 291 in New Milford ('61-'66), a past member of the New Milford Board of Education ('67-'70), and a trustee of the New Milford Swim Club ('66-'68). He retired from NJ Bell Telephone after 35 years as a Service Manager and District Engineer. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America - H.G. McCully Chapter Hackensack/Englewood Council. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #503, Calabash, NC. James' military service began in the New Jersey National Guard ('39-'40), he was a Staff Sergeant in the 104th Combat Engineer Battalion ('40-'42), a Lieutenant Signal Corps ('42-'43), Captain in the Corps of Engineers ('43-'46), a Major in the Signal Corps (Reserve) ('46-'65), and Retired Reserve ('65-'80). Family and friends are invited to visit Friday 2-4 & 7-9PM at the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 789 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck. Funeral service Saturday 8:30AM from the Volk Leber Funeral Home, then to Ascension RC Church for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment to follow at Hackensack Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 are appreciated by the family. Visit James' tribute page at www.volkleber.com.
Volk Leber Funeral Home
789 Teaneck Road Teaneck, NJ 07666
Published in The Sun News on Aug. 6, 2014