Dr. Steven Craig Platt

Dr. Steven Craig Platt, OD, 67 of Leonardtown, MD passed away on July 7, 2020 at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD with his loving family at his side.

He was born on March 7, 1953 in Baltimore, MD to the late Walter M. Platt and Paula Pearl (Pelton) Platt.

Steven is a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry, one of the youngest to ever graduate from this prestigious school. He was a proud recipient of the Rudolph H. Ehrenberg Memorial Award. He has been a dedicated and caring optometrist since 1978 in St. Mary's County. His life goal was to own and operate his own business, Sterling Optical in California, MD which he opened in August 2007. His family, particularly his son Dustin, plans to continue his legacy, to carry on his dream and keep the business open. In November 1990, he married his beloved wife, Pennie in Baltimore, MD.  Together they celebrated over 29 years of marriage.  He was an avid golfer and especially enjoyed golfing in Florida, where he and his family vacationed.  He was a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles Baseball all his life.  He also enjoyed playing baseball/softball in various leagues in Southern Maryland.  His family was his greatest pride and joy; he loved talking about them to others and spending time with them.

In addition to his beloved wife, Pennie; Steven is also survived by his children, Danielle Platt Kelly (Shawn) of Great Mills, MD, Dustin, Rachael, and Joshua Platt, all of Leonardtown, MD; siblings, Michelle Greenbaum (Dennis) of Baltimore, MD and Cindy Platt of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren, Bianca, Braelyn, and Daniel Kelly; and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, July 12, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., with a 3:00 Celebration of Life Service led by Reverend Joe Orlando at Brinsfield Funeral Home, 22955 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Interment will be public and take place at Charles Memorial Gardens, on Monday July 13th at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, a trust Memorial fund has been set up for Steve's youngest son Joshua for his academic future (college). It was one of Steve's greatest hopes to see Josh thrive and pursue a career he was passionate about. A trust account has been set up by the Community Bank of the Chesapeake located at P.O. Box 241 in Leonardtown, MD 20650. All that are in interested may make a donation directly or contact Pennie for more details.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A

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