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Frank H. Platt, Jr.

July 14, 1937 - July 11, 2020

Frank H. Platt, Jr. of Evergreen, Colo., passed away on July 11, 2020 at the age of 82.  Frank is survived by his wife, Orpha B. Platt; their three daughters, Gretchen Stubenvoll, Amy Crafton and Orpha Jean Hoerter; and seven grandchildren.  Frank was born on July 14, 1937 in Danbury, Conn., to the late Frank H. Platt Sr. and Gertrude Gustafson Platt.  He was an active Boy Scout and graduated from Danbury High School in 1955 and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1960.  He received his Professional Engineer License in 1968 and Certificate in Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California in 1975.  He had a long and successful career with the Federal Highway Administration as a civil engineer for nearly 40 years and lived and worked in Oregon, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and New York.  In his retirement, Frank enjoyed working as a greenskeeper at the Van Patton Golf Club in Clifton Park, N.Y. for several years.  A former resident of Mechanicville and Ballston Lake, N.Y. and Richmond, V.A., Frank enjoyed road trips with his family while counting hawks and woodchucks along the way, camping in all weather, golfing with his wife and friends (and creating joke trophies), fishing with his children, and nurturing enormous pumpkins in his garden.  He also volunteered at his community swimming pool as a handyman, and was a trustee at the United Methodist Church in Jonesville, N.Y. and lead turkey-carver at their annual Thanksgiving dinners. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church of Evergreen.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.


9 Responses

  1. Gary & Maria Platt says:

    Dear Orpha and family,
    We were so sad to hear about Frank. Our hearts go out to you and the family.
    All our love,
    Gary and Maria

  2. Linda and Gary Corino says:

    Orpha and family:
    Our sincere condolences and prayers for all of you. I enjoyed many years of knowing and working for Frank at FHWA in NY. Besides being a good supervisor, he was someone I could easily talk with and learn from — lessons learned and knowledge I carried with me as I advanced my career. We also have some interesting memories from our carpooling together every day — what a crew that was! Most of all, I am proud to call Frank my friend and have great memories of our experiences together. Take care.
    Gary and Linda

  3. Peter & Marianne Markle says:

    Orpha and family, so sorry to hear about Frank. He was my first and last supervisor in the New York Division. I always remember the day Frank and I found out we grew up in the same “small town in Connecticut”, and went to all the same schools from kindergarten thru college. And most times when I went back to Brookfield, I would drive by the house he grew up in. It was always fun to reminisce about those common experiences.

    Wish you and the “girls” the best.

    Peter & Marianne

  4. Ann & Gary Larsen says:

    Dear Orpha and family,
    You have our deepest sympathy at Frank’passing. We have so many fond memories of times with the New York office. Our thoughts are with you.

    Ann & Gary

  5. Evelyn Al misnad says:

    So very sorry. God bless Frank.
    All my love.

  6. Claire Brunkhorst says:

    To Orpha and family-

    So sorry to hear about Franks passing.I have such fond
    Memories of you both at Prospect Meadows.

    He always was ready To help and had a great sense of humor.

    God Bless.


  7. Frank & Judy Ambler says:

    Frank and I were so sorry to hear about Frank. We have fond memories of our times together in Prospect Meadows.He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Orpha and the family.


  8. Keith Swensen says:

    I missed Frank’s company on our carpooling to Supper Club. I always looked forward to his upbeat personality and amusing as well as informative stories. Frank will surely be missed.

  9. Bob Gonzalez says:

    Dear Orpha and family,
    Our deepest condolences are being sent to all of you. We are so pleased to have been a part of your life here at Prospect Meadows. We have many fond memories of happy times here.
    Most sincerely,
    Sue and Bob

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