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The Times
  • Judith Van der Gracht Platt

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  • Judith Van der Gracht Platt, of Sneden's Landing (Palisades), who helped co-found the One to One Learning program in Rockland County and served as head mistress of the Lower School at The Collegiate School in Manhattan, died of a heart attack on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Mrs. Platt was 80.
    She is survived by her husband, Frank Cheney Platt; her sons, Roger and Arthur Platt, and her daughter, Sophie Pollok; as well as her grandchildren, Benjamin and Hilary Platt and Lucas and Esther Pollok. She was predeceased by her sisters, Elizabeth Mayer and Josephine Goodden.
    Mrs. Platt was born in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 22, 1932, the daughter of Esther and Arthur Van der Gracht of Little Falls. She attended Milton Academy and Radcliffe College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She also earned a masters degree from Teachers College at Columbia University.
    She married Frank Platt on July 21, 1957, in Little Falls.
    In addition to her role at One to One Learning (an English as second language program) and The Collegiate School, Mrs. Platt also worked at School Volunteers, a New York City wide program, and at the Brearly School in Manhattan.
    A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 120 Kings Highway, Tappan.
    In lieu of flowers, donations to One to One Learning (www.one2one-learning.org) would be greatly appreciated.
    Arrangements by Moritz Funeral Home in Tappan.
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