Joel Nathaniel Platt
June 23, 2017

Funeral Information

June 27 2017 - 11:00 am
Shaare Torah Cemetery, 861 Stewart Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

PLATT, JOEL NATHANIEL: on Friday, June 23, 2017, of Squirrel Hill. Son of the late Sonia and Israel Platt. Loving brother of Samuel (Nancy Hartmann) Platt of Houston, TX. Uncle of Neil Zev (Ronna Kurtzman) Platt of The Woodlands, TX and Laura Platt (Richard Train) of Reisterstown, MD . Also survived by grand nieces, nephews and cousins. Joel had a masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He worked as a computer consultant. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11 AM at Shaare Torah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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I am just catching up with emails and am SHOCKED to hear about Joel's sudden passing. I have known him from AYH days about 1990 and from the many Sierra hikes I led afterwards. Also often see and walk with him when I periodically go with the Ramblers. Most recently remember going with him to see the waterfalls and up the hill just to see what was on the other side at Cedar Creek Park this Spring. He was always very pleasant and friendly. Will be very much missed.

By Donna M. Allen - July 06, 2017

I first met Joel in 1988 at the AYH where we enjoyed hiking and canoeing for many years. We attended Sierra Club meetings throughout the 1990s. As members of the Ramblers, we explored the nooks and crannies of western Pennsylvania. He was a friend and I will miss him.

By Jim Ritchie - June 28, 2017

Joel always had a friendly smile, and we will miss his beaming happiness. Our sympathy to family and friends, from members of the Botanical Society.

By Mark and Loree Bowers - June 27, 2017

my wife and I met Joel at the AYH sometime in the late 70s. Usually on Thursday nights at the meetings in Shadyside. Through the prism of time we now realize how special that place was that brought so many good people together to enjoy so many activities.from time to time my wife and I would run into him at some event or is sad for us to think we will never run into him again. With a heavy heart my wife and I offer our condolences with great fondness we will always remember his smile. And what joy he had his outdoor adventures. with love Jim &kim

By jim & kim wojciechowski - June 27, 2017

Friends with Joel since AYH days. Canoeing and hiking. He loved the outdoors. He was a member of the Botanical Society.

By Bill Weiner - June 26, 2017

I met Joel through the Ramblers walking group in the late '90's. I also would see him ushering at plays I attended in Oakland near Pitt. I am sorry for your loss.

By Marylyn Devlin - June 26, 2017

Surprised and Sorry to have lost Joel. Joel was always happy to be hiking,canoeing, or biking.with AY.H. I have known him for many years in both AYH and The Ramblers. He was a very fine fellow I have enjoyed knowing. He will be missed.

By Joan Heike Roolf - June 25, 2017

So very sorry for the family's loss. I met Joel years ago through the WPW Cycling Club. I lost touch with him and then ran into him last year at the Wissahickon Nature Club meeting. I will remember him fondly. My deepest sympathies.

By Gigi Gerben - June 25, 2017

As a member of Joel's walking group, the Ramblers, I will miss his company. I know that he will be still walking in God's green pastures.

By Stephen Fowler - June 24, 2017

Joel was one of the first Ramblers that I met 17 years ago after retiring to Squirrel Hill. He frequently drove a van load of us seniors to the Wednesday excursion. Joel was a congenial and intelligent man. I enjoyed his company and wry wit Farewell. Joel. Your friend, Martha Raak

By Martha Raak - June 24, 2017