Catherine “Betty” Elizabeth Busick Platt
October 28, 1932 - July 20, 2022
Catherine “Betty” Elizabeth Busick Platt died peacefully on July 20th. She was married to Charles “Charlie” Platt (dec.) for 45 years. Betty and Charlie met at a post-World War II celebratory block party when she was 13 and he was 19; seven years later Betty completed her nurses’ training, and on July 4, 1954 they married.
She is survived by her son, Charles “Skip” Platt and his wife, Karen Davis Platt, and her daughter, Cathy Platt Irwin and her husband, Richard Irwin, Jr. Betty has one grandchild, Marion “Emmi” Irwin. Betty was one of eight siblings and is survived by her youngest brother, Admiral Paul E. Busick, (Ret.).
Betty graduated from King’s County Nursing School in 1952 and practiced as an R.N. for 22 years. She was a long-time crafter and opened a craft shop with Charlie until his passing in 1999. Betty grew up in Brooklyn, NY and Lindenhurst, NY, moving to Oswego, NY while Charlie completed his college degree. A move to Delaware ensued, where she remained until her death.
Betty was known for her unwavering faith in God. She was a life-long Lutheran and, most recently, a member St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Delaware. She was a true servant of God, as evident in her many roles as a nurse and church volunteer. Betty had a beautiful singing voice and was a life-long member of the church choir.
Another passion of Betty’s was her teddy bear collection. She was adamant that she wanted her collection to one day be loved by others. Arrangements will be made for various charities to receive “bears from Betty.”
Betty is now free to dance the lindy with Charlie, sing with the angels, and enjoy the company of her loved ones in heaven.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at St. Philips Lutheran Church, 5320 Limestone Road, Wilmington, DE where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty’s name to Lutheran Community Services, 2809 Baynard Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802.