Bryan “sputnik” Platero came into the world premature (7months old) and left the same way. He did not have enough time to build his rock garden ( should have been a stone Mason)and Tame all the local wildlife or restore the 57 Chevy he loved so much as he died one month after his 61st birthday on April 3, 2018. Born March 4 1957, to Nancy and Manuel Platero he was a handful from the start, as he had no fear of doing whatever came to mind and countless adventures followed, many hysterical and others tragic but he never was without optimism and a comedians take on life’s day to day grind. He had a way with animals especially dogs , but he could befriend birds and chipmunks and deer and raccoons and feral cats and have them eating out of his hand because he was kind and had a great heart, well actually not so great after all, because he died of complications from heart disease.
He loved mechanical challenges and found a use for everything as he loved fixing things with whatever was at his disposal. He was a master “cobbler”. Not materialistic, fiercely loyal, great imagination,inventive and very funny. Very.
He was a proud military veteran serving 20 years as an Air Force special clearance security officer ,guarding nuclear weapons and then serving in the National Guard.
He cherished his daughter, Erin Sargent and was so proud of her! Loved his grandmother Sadie And his granddaughter who was named in her honor. His pride didn’t stop there, his grandsons Jerin, Kaydin, and Kohin were also dearly loved. He admired his son in law Jeremy Sargent’s gardening skills and his creative nature and loved to chat with him and exchange ideas. He loved his sister Tracy and her husband Desmond and there is not enough print to add all his cousins,aunts, and friends through the years and had great stories about each and every one of them. He made friends easily because he had the gift of gab and an interesting insight. He was fascinated by small town history, and history in general, a science buff, and loved classic rock, country, jazz, motorcycles, antiques, fishing, NPR and chocolate anything! He will be missed.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 PM Sunday April 15, 2018 at Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court st., Elizabethtown. A service will follow at 5:00 pm with presentation of the American Flag and Taps by the US AirForce. A reception to follow announced at the funeral home.
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