On Dec. 10, Phyllis Marion Platt (née Diamond) of Pikesville at age 90. Born in London to the late Henry and Dora Diamond, Phyllis came to the U.S. in the mid 1950s. It was while living with a roommate that Phyllis met George Platt, who happened to be dating her roommate. One evening when he came to pick up the roommate for a date, he heard Phyllis’ voice from the other room. He said, “I heard her beautiful English accent and that was it. I was in love!” Once he broke off his relationship with Phyllis’ roommate, George and Phyllis began their courtship and were married less than a year later, in December of 1959. Phyllis was a homemaker for 24 years. She loved her husband and children fiercely and adored raising her two daughters, keeping her home beautifully decorated, and cooking amazing meals. While a homemaker, she also worked as a sculptor for 10 years. She was a naturally gifted artist with little formal training, sculpting gorgeous works in clay and stone, which is where she found her true passion. Phyllis also worked as a puppeteer for 10 years, where she also found great joy and camaraderie. She ran a typing business, and in her later years worked as a nanny. In her spare time, Phyllis enjoyed reading, listening to classical music and opera, pets, art, knitting, watching movies, and watching television. She was a staunch Democrat. She enjoyed Animal Planet programs, especially shows involving veterinarians. She will be missed dearly by her many family members and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of almost 53 years George Platt and her sister Ruth (Harry) Lazarus. She is survived by her children Dara (Kevin) O’Malley and Melissa (Harry) Campbell; grandchildren Connor (Jaimie) O’Malley, Ian Campbell, Noah O’Malley, Evan Campbell, and Rowan Campbell; great-grandchild Cameron O’Malley; brother-in-law Mel Siegel; sister-in-law Ann Siegel; nieces and nephews Hilary (Ilene) Platt, Jon Platt, Stephen (Vivian) Morris, Karen Platt, Lois (Rick) Kordenbrock, Jimmy (Deborah) Platt, Steven Platt, Sheryl Platt, Diane Siegel (Theo) Danoff, Idy Siegel (Dan) Spezzano; great-nephew James Morris; and great-niece Emma Platt.
Contributions in her memory may be sent to American Heart Association, Memorial and Tributes Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

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