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Melina Lee Platt


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Melina Lee Platt Obituary
Melina Lee Platt, 39, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida died on May 11, 2019. Born in Fort Lauderdale on June 6, 1979, Melina was a proud graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She attended Florida State University where she made the Dean's List, and subsequently transferred to the University of Central Florida where she received a BA in Liberal Studies. After graduation Melina studied and received a Degree in Superior Cuisine at the Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Sydney, Australia. Melina returned to Fort Lauderdale and worked in progressively more responsible positions in the hospitality industry including Operations Manager at Blue Martini and later at Kaluz. Melina loved travel and the ocean and kept wonderful memory books of her trips through Europe, Asia, Australia, South and Central America, Mexico, the Seychelles and north Africa. She had a great sense of humor, was a gifted story teller and could sing like a bird. Her sweet smile and caring spirit shined a light on all who knew her. Melina is the daughter of George and Anne Platt and was predeceased by her sister, Kate Platt. Melina is survived by her brother Fred Platt and his wife Denise, brother Seth Platt and his wife Suzann, her sister Sarah Platt, nieces Kristina Platt, Everly Platt, Sadie Platt, and nephew Nicholas Platt and his wife Anna. A private burial service will be followed by a celebration of life and reception held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, May 18th in the Porter Ballroom of the Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please honor Melina's memory by donating to the Kate and Melina Platt Memorial Scholarship at Broward College. Checks can be mailed to Broward College Foundation with the scholarship name in the memo: Broward College Foundation, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd, Suite 109, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301 or online, https://giving.broward.edu/donate Click other in designation of the donation and specify to the Kate and Melina Platt Memorial Scholarship at Broward College name in the comments section. Please sign the guestbook on https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sunsentinel/
Published in Sun-Sentinel from May 16 to May 17, 2019
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