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Melvin Jay Platt, 59 of Brawley passed away peacefully surrounded by his children in San Diego, CA. He was born on January 5, 1961 to Juanita Cragg Baker and Melvin Platt in Yucaipa, CA. He grew up in Westmorland, graduated BUHS Class of 1980 as a star athlete in wrestling, track and football, which he later played at Imperial Valley College. He drove trucks hauling hay. He was a lifetime sports fanatic, especially proud of his Alma Mater the Brawley Wildcats. His personality was larger than life and he made sure he was heard wherever he went, especially at football games. Visitation is scheduled for Friday December 4, 2020 at Frye Chapel and Mortuary in Brawley from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial to be announced at a later date. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maria del Rosario Galeana Platt; his parents; and his brother, Andy Platt. He is survived by his children, Vanessa Platt Cummings, Robert Platt (Yvette) and Erica Platt; grandchildren, Robert J. Platt Jr., Garrett Cummings, Jayson Platt, and Analizia Ayala; brothers, sisters, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2020.
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December 6, 2020
My most deepest Condolences to Jay's family, Jay was a very good friend of mine who I had the pleasure of working with at Mesquite Gold mine Back in the 80's , we sure had alot of good times together ,he was an easy going person always with a big smile I will always remember you my friend RIP. Your friend Jose Siqueiroz
Jose Siqueiroz
December 5, 2020
God Bless the family!
I knew Jay back in high school.
Condolences to the entire family.
Renee Singh Trupiano
December 4, 2020
Jay was a die hard wildcat fan. My mom Dora (rip) and my dad use to love to sit by him when I played he had great energy. RIP Jay God bless.
BC Roque
December 4, 2020
Was always a friend of mine.
Ramiro Fierro
December 3, 2020
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Ernesto Pena
December 3, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear about Jay's passing. My prayers for strength and understanding go out to his family.
Leatha Sambolah
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