PLATTEN, William E.

PLATTEN, William E.

WILLIAM E. PLATTEN. Age 85. Beloved husband of Arlene M. (nee Lang). Wonderful father of Mary Therese Fallon (Denny), Peggy Dolan (Michael), Ellen Matty (Dave), William Jr. (Jackie), Rolly, Patrick (Cheryl), Timothy (Lisa), and Jane “Putsy”. Fun and Proud grandfather of 24. Great grandfather of 14. Brother of Tom, Lois, Patty and the following deceased; Mary Ellen, Agnes, James, and Gerald. 

Funeral Mass Monday, February 2nd at 10am at Holy Family. Interment Holy Cross. Visitation Saturday, January 31 from 3-7 and Sunday February 1 from 2-6 at Zabor Funeral Home 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (between Ridge and Snow). In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ Child Society 6753 State Rd. Parma, Ohio 44134.

William E. Platten was born June 4,1929 and was a life-long resident of Parma, Ohio. As a Charter member of Parma Elks Lodge 1938 he served as Exalted Ruler, District Deputy, and was named Ohio Elk of the Year.  Bill taught Catechism at Holy Family Church for 23 years, served as a board member at Mount Alverna Home, and was President of Parma Historical Society for 8 years. He served as President of Parma Rotary and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow for his outstanding contributions to his community. He owned and operated his contracting business for 40+ years. Bill (“Stanley”) was a family man of great spirit and strength who loved old cars, popsicles, and hanging out with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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  1. Jim Watkins on January 29th, 2015 9:24 pm

    Very saddened to hear of your loss, may our prayers find you and bring you comfort. God bless your family.

  2. Robin Mastrangelo on January 29th, 2015 10:00 pm

    Mary and family – sending our love and deepest condolences.

    Love, Tony & Robin Mastrangelo

  3. Dianne and Joe Good on January 30th, 2015 9:31 am

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. May wonderful memories bring you smiles in the midst of your sadness.

  4. Maura Prentiss on January 30th, 2015 11:04 am

    Rolly: I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.

  5. Randi Fatzinger on January 30th, 2015 11:12 am

    Dear Tim, Lisa and boys – so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sadness.
    Blessings, Randi

  6. Tom Hocevar on January 30th, 2015 12:34 pm

    My most sincere condolences to Rolly, Mrs. Platten and the entire Platten family. I know that Mr. Platten was a strong Patriarch and will be deeply missed by all of you. My prayers are with you all during this sad time.

  7. Dan Mihovk on January 30th, 2015 7:08 pm

    Thinking of you, Rolly. Prayers for your family.

  8. Marjie Ackerman on January 30th, 2015 11:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by all of your wonderful memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Paul Jeris on January 31st, 2015 2:33 pm

    Rolly and family members,

    My deepest condolences to your family, dad was a great man God bless him and prayers for the entire family.

  10. Mary Wilbur on January 31st, 2015 4:28 pm

    To The Family of William Platten,

    I think of all of you as my “second” family and wish that I could somehow lessen your grief at this time of great sadness. Hearing of Billy’s passing brought to mind many wonderful memories that Tom and I were fortunate to have shared with all of you through out the years. Billy and Tom enjoyed a great friendship and whenever they were together there was laughter all around, I like to think that is how they are right now! Especially your Father telling his jokes with that Irish lilt he liked to use!! “In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.” from the “Little Prince” Saint-Exupe’ry
    Mary Wilbur
    In one of them I shall be laughing. And so

  11. Lynnie Powell on February 1st, 2015 5:15 am

    Janie and the Platten Family
    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you
    On the lost of your love one.

  12. Bob Murphy on February 1st, 2015 1:35 pm

    Sad news Rolly. Sorry to hear. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  13. Nora Murphy on February 1st, 2015 2:33 pm

    Dear Ellen, Dave and Children,
    So sorry to hear that your father had passed away. He was such an accomplished man. You must have been very proud of him. Know that I will be thinking and praying for everyone in the Platten family.

  14. Barry Gerhardt on February 3rd, 2015 2:58 pm

    Condolences on the loss of your Father In law give my condolences to Peggy and her family. Barry Gerhardt

  15. larry retay on February 5th, 2015 9:06 am

    to the William Platten Family,Deepest sympathy on your loss.Bill was a most distinguished man ,wonderful and giving.Had great childhood memories as neighbors growing up on maplecrest.Thoughts and prayers to everyone.Larry Retay & Family

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