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Carryl Ellen Platt

d. June 14, 2024

Carryl Ellen Platt

Carryl Ellen Platt passed away on Friday June 14, 2024 at the age of 77. Carryl was born in Philadelphia in 1947. She was the beloved daughter of Ted and Deborah Platt, and the beloved granddaughter of Abraham and Yetta Wolinsky, and Harry and Edith Platt. She and her husband Jack had been married for 53 years. The best thing they did together was to beget and raise their beloved son, David. 

Carryl was a gifted teacher, healer, therapist, artist, and social advocate. In her prime, she was a force of nature. She was passionate about women’s rights, environmental rights and animal rights. Carryl had a gift of connecting with people in pain and befriending those who were often excluded by society. As a counselor, she spent years integrating her gifts as a healer, intuitive, and social justice advocate to serve those in greatest need. Carryl loved cats, rescued strays and gave many a warm and loving home. She was a painter, life-long student of art, and found great joy in her years of study at the Barnes Foundation. 

Carryl was a proud graduate of Girl’s High. She earned her BA at Temple University and obtained a Masters in Counseling at Villanova University. She received a degree in Interfaith Ministry from Pebble Hill Church in Bucks County. Carryl was passionately and fiercely Jewish. From adolescence and throughout her life she was involved in multiple Jewish causes and projects. She was fascinated by Jewish renewal, and was a student of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She was also a proud member of Temple Shalom with Rabbi Mayer Selekman. 

Carryl is survived by her husband, Jack, and her son, David.

Donations may be made to: 

ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) (

Alley Cat Allies (

Pesticide Action Network ( 



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