Lucian Platt
1931 - 2019
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Lucian Brewster Platt of Gladwyne, PA (formerly of Rosemont), passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019, at the age of 87, surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathrin S. Platt, his sons David and Martin (Ina Hansen), and his granddaughter Nova. Born in Syracuse, NY in 1931 to Washington Platt and Emily K. Platt, Lucian graduated from the Taft School in 1949 and earned BS (’53), MS (’57), and Ph.D. (’60) degrees from Yale University. He served in Army Counter Intelligence before completing his doctorate, and subsequently took up teaching positions at George Washington and Villanova Universities, and then Bryn Mawr College, where he retired as Professor of Geology in 1993. A member of the Merion Cricket Club, he was an avid bridge and tennis player, skier, USGS field researcher and cartographer, and lecturer on climate change. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to The Taft School, 110 Woodbury Rd, Watertown CT 06795, or to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr, Suite 100, Arlington VA 22203. Chadwick & McKinney FH

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Published in Main Line Media News from Jan. 8 to Jan. 13, 2019.
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July 6, 2019
I am deeply saddened to hear of Professor Lucian Platt's passing. I am one of many Bryn Mawr geology students who benefited from his knowledge, enthusiasm for scientific thought, and making you think. I remember his great field trips, structural geology, tectonic and science discussions. He contributed greatly to his students and understanding of geology. We will miss you Lucian. My deepest condolences to his family.
Mitra Fattahipour
April 10, 2019
Uncle Lucian had a very straight forward way of saying things -- after he said something, it was so very clear. He always saw the good in things and always had something uplifting to say. I suspect he was a very good professor.
John McDaniel
January 9, 2019
I am truly and deeply sorry for your Loss. My warmest condolences go out to your family and friends. May the God of all comfort grant you peace and strength during this difficult time (Psalm 91:11).
~Maria M.~
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