Herbert B. Platzner
Herbert B. Platzner of Palm Beach and New Rochelle, N.Y., died Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was 94.
Mr. Platzner, a veteran of World War II, joined his father in a small real estate brokerage business that he turned into one of the largest owners of garages in the Bronx.
He later moved his business, Platzner International Group, and his family to Westchester, N.Y., setting up offices in New Rochelle, where he became the largest landlord in the city. In 1968, he acquired the New Haven Railroad Co. station in New Rochelle.
Mr. Platzner received his MBA from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree from New York University.
He was on the board of directors at United Hebrew in Westchester and the MorseLife Health System of Palm Beach, where he was president, chairman and chairman emeritus of both organizations. He was a founder of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle. He led the Urban Renewal Commission of New Rochelle, and was involved in the New Rochelle Police Association.
Mr. Platzner is survived by his wife, Marylin Platzner; his children, Sharon Cutler, Corey Platzner (Linda), Harrin Platzner (Crystal) and Merrick Platzner (Eva); eight grandchildren, Jared Cutler (Carly), Adam Platzner, Casey Cutler, Barrett Platzner, Brooke Platzner, Jason Platzner, Nathaniel Platzner and Lianna Platzner; and two great-grandchildren, Benji Cutler and Harper Cutler.