Dicter Named to Signature Hall of Fame

Harriet Dicter will be inducted into Signature HealthCare at Cherokee Park’s Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 13. There will be a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7.

Dicter is being honored for her voluntarism. For 25 years, she volunteered at Jewish Hospital. She is a member of Adath Jeshurun and its Sisterhood and says her greatest joy is helping others.

Harriet Dicter

Harriet Dicter

Dicter was born in Louisville on September 17, 1921 to Harry and Rosa Platoff. Dicter was the youngest of five. She had two brothers and two sisters, one of whom passed away before she was born.

Dicter grew up right down the street from Signature Healthcare of Cherokee Park, and she attended Atherton High School for Girls, where she graduated in 1938.

Dicter began her career as a secretary for local lawyers and judges, and then went on to work as a secretary to the manager at the Kentucky Unemployment Office, where she worked for 25 years.

She married her wonderful husband, Herman Dicter, on a beach in Miami in 1944. They had one son, Richard, and one daughter, Barbara, who they loved and cared for dearly.

When she retired, Dicter began volunteering at Jewish Hospital. In addition to secretarial work, she and her knitting group at the Glenview knitted hats for sick children in the hospital and made purses for chemo patients.

Dicter was a dedicated member of the sisterhood at her synagogue, where she volunteered and raised money for various charities.

Dicter now has three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, along with many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

At Signature, Dicter loves to welcome new residents and make them feel comfortable. She is truly a caring soul who reaches out to those who need help.

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