Vic­tor J. Plati

“Vic”

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

CHAR­LOTTE - Vic­tor (Vic) J. Plati of Char­lotte, NC passed away at his home Tues­day, Septem­ber 18th, 2018.

He was born in Rochester, NY to the late Joseph and An­gelina (Lena) Plati and is sur­vived by two sons Joseph and Richard; sis­ter Elaine; and many nieces and neph­ews. Pre-de­ceased by his wife of 60 years Louise (Lou) Plati; par­ents-in-law Vin­cent and Mil­dred Vinci.

A Korean War vet­eran of the Air Force, Vic re­turned home from the ser­vice and grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree in Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion from the Rochester In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (RIT) and a Mas­ter’s Equiv­a­lent from the Uni­ver­sity of Rochester. He went on to work in busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion and was a busi­ness teacher in Rochester, but Vic’s pas­sion in life was his mu­sic.

He was well known in Rochester and then later in Char­lotte as a band leader, sax­o­phon­ist, clar­inetist and singer. At the age of 14, Vic or­ga­nized, lead, per­formed in and fronted the first of his many bands in­clud­ing big band or­ches­tras, show groups, quin­tets, and trios. Through­out his ca­reer he was a mu­sic con­trac­tor for shows such as Dis­ney on Pa­rade and the Rin­gling Bros. and Bar­num & Bai­ley Cir­cus, and other na­tional artists per­form­ing in Rochester. Ad­di­tion­ally, he was an Ex­ec­u­tive Board Mem­ber for the New York Con­fer­ence of Mu­si­cians, and Sec­re­tary/Trea­surer of the Rochester Mu­si­cians’ As­so­ci­a­tion (Lo­cal 66 of Amer­i­can Fed­er­a­tion of Mu­si­cians). In ad­di­tion to per­form­ing pro­fes­sion­ally, Vic shared his mu­sic with ev­ery­one he met. He would play and/or sing a song to peo­ple just to bring a smile to their face, whether it was to can­cer pa­tients and nurses in an in­fu­sion room, kids and par­ents at break­fast, or to his own home care aides. His soul­ful play­ing will be missed by many.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27th, 2018, in the chapel at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Bal­lan­tyne Com­mons Park­way, Char­lotte, NC 28277.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions in Vic­tor’s name may be made to the Lung Can­cer Ini­tia­tive of North Carolina or Atrium Health Foun­da­tion (select LCI Pa­tient Spe­cial Needs Fund).

https://www.lung­cancerini­tia­tivenc.org/do­nate

http://www.atri­umhealth­foun­da­tion.org/trib­ute (select LCI Pa­tient Spe­cial Needs Fund)

On­line con­do­lences can be made at www.trib­utecre­ma­tionso­ci­ety.com.

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