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Diane Marion Platt
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In memory of
Diane Marion Platt
 Diane Marion Platt, age 76, of Newark Delaware, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 8th, 2019. Diane was born on October 2, 1942, to the late Francis and Marion Platt, of Wilmington, DE. She is the oldest of four children and a 1960 graduate of Claymont HS, where she enjoyed playing the clarinet in the marching band. Following H.S., Diane achieved a degree from Goldey Beacom School of Business, where she studied executive secretarial courses. She worked for Hercules Inc. and later retired after 35 years of faithful service. Diane loved her family more than anything else in the world and she dedicated her life to being the best mother possible, always putting her children first and setting a life-long example of hard work, perseverance, and strength. Diane had a very witty sense of humor and was able to make people laugh up until the end of her life, even in the worst situations, including her own. She loved to read, stay up late laughing, playing cards, and going on family vacations to the beach and the Poconos every summer. Diane was a caring and compassionate woman who also loved animals. She rescued several pets over the years who were homeless and starving, providing them with a loving home and nursing them back to health. One of Diane's greatest joys was the birth of her granddaughter, Alex, whom she cherished deeply and had a very special bond with. The memories made with her granddaughter were always held dear to her heart. In the last three months of her life, Diane was unable to walk and was cared for and comforted at home by her daughter, Shanna, until she took her last breath on earth. She also received special comfort from her son, Doug, who she adored and who was always able to make her laugh under any circumstance, as well as her niece, Dawn, who remained by her side every day in her final week on earth, and many special friends who came by the house to pray with her, making her transition from this world a little easier. The family is grateful for this support. Diane will be greatly missed by her children and family. Diane is predeceased by her two siblings, David Platt, and Donna Roeschke, whom she loved very much. She is survived by her loving daughter, Shanna Ruello and granddaughter, Alexandria Ruello; her loving son, Doug Slabach and wife Traci and daughter Abby; and her great-nephew, Sage Scalia, who she was a grandmother to and loved dearly. Diane is also survived by her caring sister, Debbie McDaniel and husband Barry; nieces, Dawn Reilly and Falon Roeschke; nephews, Brian, and Matthew McDaniel and Eli Roeschke, his wife Lindsey; and great-nephew, Levon Roeschke and great-niece, Taylor Reilly. Diane was proud to donate her body to the Anatomy Gift Registry to aid in cancer research after her passing. Services for the family will be determined at a later date. Donations may be made in Diane’s honor of her love for animals, we ask that donations in Diane’s memory be sent to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804, or their website https://secure.donorpro.com/faithful-friends-giving-form.
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In memory of
Diane Marion Platt
 Diane Marion Platt, age 76, of Newark Delaware, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 8th, 2019. Diane was born on October 2, 1942, to the late Francis and Marion Platt, of Wilmington, DE. She is the oldest of four children and a 1960 graduate of Claymont HS, where she enjoyed playing the clarinet in the marching band. Following H.S., Diane achieved a degree from Goldey Beacom School of Business, where she studied executive secretarial courses. She worked for Hercules Inc. and later retired after 35 years of faithful service. Diane loved her family more than anything else in the world and she dedicated her life to being the best mother possible, always putting her children first and setting a life-long example of hard work, perseverance, and strength. Diane had a very witty sense of humor and was able to make people laugh up until the end of her life, even in the worst situations, including her own. She loved to read, stay up late laughing, playing cards, and going on family vacations to the beach and the Poconos every summer. Diane was a caring and compassionate woman who also loved animals. She rescued several pets over the years who were homeless and starving, providing them with a loving home and nursing them back to health. One of Diane's greatest joys was the birth of her granddaughter, Alex, whom she cherished deeply and had a very special bond with. The memories made with her granddaughter were always held dear to her heart. In the last three months of her life, Diane was unable to walk and was cared for and comforted at home by her daughter, Shanna, until she took her last breath on earth. She also received special comfort from her son, Doug, who she adored and who was always able to make her laugh under any circumstance, as well as her niece, Dawn, who remained by her side every day in her final week on earth, and many special friends who came by the house to pray with her, making her transition from this world a little easier. The family is grateful for this support. Diane will be greatly missed by her children and family. Diane is predeceased by her two siblings, David Platt, and Donna Roeschke, whom she loved very much. She is survived by her loving daughter, Shanna Ruello and granddaughter, Alexandria Ruello; her loving son, Doug Slabach and wife Traci and daughter Abby; and her great-nephew, Sage Scalia, who she was a grandmother to and loved dearly. Diane is also survived by her caring sister, Debbie McDaniel and husband Barry; nieces, Dawn Reilly and Falon Roeschke; nephews, Brian, and Matthew McDaniel and Eli Roeschke, his wife Lindsey; and great-nephew, Levon Roeschke and great-niece, Taylor Reilly. Diane was proud to donate her body to the Anatomy Gift Registry to aid in cancer research after her passing. Services for the family will be determined at a later date. Donations may be made in Diane’s honor of her love for animals, we ask that donations in Diane’s memory be sent to Faithful Friends Animal Society, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804, or their website https://secure.donorpro.com/faithful-friends-giving-form.
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Middletown, DE 19709
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