PRINCETON… Marcus Van Plateringen, 95, passed away on Thursday morning, January 5th, 2017, at Stonebridge at Montgomery in Skillman, NJ, with loved ones by his side.
Affectionately referred to as Max by friends and family, he was born on October 3rd, 1921 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. A member of the Dutch resistance against the Nazis in World War II, Max escaped work camp internment in 1944 and went into hiding in Rotterdam, where he met his late wife, Yvonne. Max and Yvonne left post-war Europe for the island country of Curaçao, where they married in 1949 and where Max began working for Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) as Catering Manager. Eventually moving with Yvonne to Miami in 1957 to start a family, Max continued his work at KLM, becoming the Miami International Airport Station Manager in charge of all flights to and from the Caribbean.
After many years in Miami, Max moved with Yvonne to Skillman in 2005, where they resided at Stonebridge at Montgomery, close to family, for the remainder of their lives. Max touched the lives and hearts of all he knew with his warmth, positivity, and genuine character. Never one to turn down a good coffee or a good scotch, his stories were plentiful and his smile contagious.
Max is predeceased by his wife Yvonne and his brother Meijndert. He is survived by his daughter Lisette (husband Hank Siegel), his grandsons Andrew and Ben, and his nieces Maureen, Elly, and Tine.
The family would like to thank the staff at Stonebridge at Montgomery for their love and support of Max throughout his entire time there.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a memorial gathering at Stonebridge at Montgomery on Sunday 2PM (January 15)
The family respectfully requests memorial contributions to Greenwood House Hospice, 6 Colonial Lake Dr, Suite G, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648. Alternatively, in memory of his love of animals, donations may be sent to SAVE Animal Shelter, 1010 County Rd 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.