Richard Platt

Richard Platt

1950 - 2024

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We are sad to announce the peaceful passing of Richard Platt on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Commack, NY.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Walter R. Platt, Jr. and Edna Joyce Platt, as well as his younger brother Kenneth (Kenny) Platt. He is survived by his four sisters – Sr. Margaret Ann Platt, C.R., Rome, Italy; Nancy Talleyrand (Charles), Cambria Heights, NY; Joan O’Reilly (Joseph), Northport, NY; and Christine Platt, Manchester, NJ. He is also survived by eleven nieces and nephews, and ten great-nieces and nephews.

Richard was born and raised in the Bronx, graduated from Manhattan College as an electrical engineer, then worked for ConEdison in NYC and at Indian Point Power Plant in Buchanon, NY, living in nearby Peekskill for many years.

Richard’s favorite hobby was to ride his bicycle, every single day, for long distances. And he made some good friends along the way. He was a speed skater, helping with the US Olympic training team. Among many of his other hobbies were downhill skiing, snowboarding, sailing, photography, rug hooking, woodworking, as well as any and all miscellaneous fix-its for his neighbors and friends. He spent a lot of time with his nieces, nephews, and neighborhood kids making slime, attending their sporting events, among assorted other activities.

Visitation will be at Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington St, Peekskill, NY 10566, (914) 737-1363, on Thursday, June 20, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St Columbanus Catholic Church at 122 Oregon Rd, Cortlandt, NY 10567, (914) 737-4705.

Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery with his parents, 10 W Stevens Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532(914) 769-3672.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in his name to Salesian Missions, 2 Lefevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710. Phone: 914.633.8344. Fax: 914.633.7404. info@salesianmissions.orgSalesian Missions.



3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 20, 2024
Joseph F. Nardone Funeral Home
414 Washington Street
Peekskill, New York, United States
(914) 737-1363

Funeral Mass

10:00 am - 10:45 am
Friday, June 21, 2024
St. Columbanus Church
122 Oregon Road
Cortlandt Manor, New York, United States
(914) 739-1200


11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Friday, June 21, 2024
Gate Of Heaven Cemetery
10 West Stevens Avenue
Hawthorne, New York, United States
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1950 - 2024

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