James Mellor Platt, 90, of Hatboro

A funeral service will be held on Monday for James Mellor Platt.

James Mellor Platt of Hatboro, died on Sept. 18 at Southampton Estates. He was 90. 

He was the husband of Dorothy Young Platt, with whom he had shared 68 years of marriage. He was born in Philadelphia, a son of the late Thomas Mellor and Kathryn Haigh Platt.

A 1941 graduate of Frankford High School, Platt attended one year at Mount Alto Campus of Penn State University until serving as a Signalman 2nd Class in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II. After the war, he attended Temple University.

Until his retirement, he was an Export Traffic Manager at Pennwalt Chemical Corporation in Warminster, where he had worked for 40 years.

Platt was a member of Pi Delta Epsilon Fraternity Temple University, W.K. Bray Lodge F & AM #410, Shriners International Lu Lu Temple, Horsham Square Club, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Boy Scouts of America, Hatboro Baptist Church, World Trade Association of Philadelphia, Navy League of the United States, and Coast Guard Sea Veterans of America.

His hobbies included coin and stamp collecting, gardening, woodworking, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Platt is survived by two daughters: Janet Sarratt of Gaffney, S.C., Evelyn Strain and her husband William of Howell, N.J., and a son Robert Platt and his wife Roseann of Las Vegas, Nevada, five grandchildren, Julie and Jennifer Strain, Thomas, Stephanie, and Sophia Platt.

Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Monday after 11:30 a.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road and are invited to attend his Masonic Service at 12:30 p.m. followed by his funeral at 1 p.m.

His interment will follow in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, in Upper Makefield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Seaman's Church Institute, 475 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140.


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