Adele Arnold Platter, 78, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019 at the Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte, NC, after a courageous fight with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer. Adele was born September 1, 1940 to William L Arnold and Bess Yanda Arnold in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Baldwin High School and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University.
Adele was an artist, a gifted teacher and a caring and loving friend to all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She spent time overseas and taught art in the Bangkok International School in Thailand during the Vietnam War. She returned to the US, married, and continued to teach in Pleasant Hills, PA, Greenville, SC, Chesterton, IN and Charlotte, NC. Adele spent 15 years at Sterling Elementary and most recently Elizabeth Lane Elementary School until her retirement in 2011. We will miss her warm smile, charm and wit dearly.
Adele is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence Platter; children and spouses Mark and Cathy, Alethea and Matthew; grandchildren Elizabeth and Mark Jr.; brother William L Arnold Jr and his spouse Maria ; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father
A celebration of her life will be held at the Matthews Presbyterian Church on Saturday, April 13 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region or the Matthews Presbyterian Church.
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