Emmy May Platzke, 77, homemakerEmmy May Platzke, a...

July 06, 1999

Emmy May Platzke, 77, homemaker

Emmy May Platzke, a homemaker and longtime member of Pasadena United Methodist Church, died June 28 of natural causes at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C. She was 77.

The former Emma May Brady was born in Baltimore and attended city schools. She was the widow of Paul Frederick Platzke, whom she married when she was 16.

Mrs. Platzke moved to Skipwith, Va., in 1980.

She was buried Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Skipwith.

Mrs. Platzke is survived by a daughter, Sondra May Platzke Jones of McGaheysville, Va.; four sons, Paul F. Platzke Jr., Joseph B. Platzke and Herbert L. "Roy" Platzke, all of Skipwith, and Wane L. Platzke of Harrington, Del.; a sister, Juanita Matheson of Glen Burnie; a brother, Herbert Brady of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Paul C. Waldman, 84, office manager for Shell Oil

Paul C. Waldman, an office manager at Shell Oil Co. for 45 years, died Thursday at St. Agnes HealthCare after a brief illness. He was 84.

A lifelong resident of Cockeysville, Mr. Waldman studied journalism and graduated from the University of Baltimore in 1940. He served in the Navy during World War II on the USS Robert Brazier and was decorated.

He met the former Catherine D'Antony while shopping in 1932 at Kresge's Five and Dime in downtown Baltimore. They married six years later.

Mr. Waldman retired from Shell in 1985 and went on to lead a Shell retirement organization.

The Waldmans moved to Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville in 1993.

There, in addition to hobbies in photography, stereo equipment and following the Orioles, Mr. Waldman continued his volunteer activity.

"He was always helping the people in wheelchairs, pushing them to get to church," said a niece, Cathy Titus, who lives in Florida. "He was very active."

Mr. Waldman led a scholarship program for youths who came to Charlestown to learn job skills.

He was well-loved and was repeatedly invited to speak at their graduation ceremonies, his family said.

A memorial service was held Saturday at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel at Charlestown.

In addition to his wife and his niece, he is survived by a brother, G. Benson Waldman of Baltimore; and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews of Baltimore, Florida and Pennsylvania.

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