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Lillian Platt

Lillian Elaine Platt (Wolfram), 96, of Coconut Creek, Fla., died May 27, 2013. She was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, moving to Wynnewood, Pa., in 1940. She moved in 1962 to Interlaken before relocating to Coconut Creek in 2008.

As a young woman she was an accomplished ballerina, dancing the lead in Swan Lake, Peter Pan, and other productions of the Philadelphia Opera Company and Philadelphia Ballet.

In 1972, she and her husband Albert turned a hobby into a business, opening The Craftsman, a lapidary store in West End, Long Branch, where they taught gemology and jewelry making.

Predeceased by her husband in 1992, she is survived by her daughter, Robin Platt-Lacey (Edward Lacey) of Oakhurst; her son, Sheldon (Nancy) of Coconut Creek; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Jackie Levans.

Services were held June 5 with arrangements by Bloomfield-Cooper Jewish Chapels, Ocean. Memorial contributions may be made to any animal rescue organization.

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