OTEGO - Charles William Platt, 86, of Otego, passed away July 6, 2018, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Cooperstown.
A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 4 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall, Sidney. The American Legion Honor Guard will honor Charles' military service during the memorial. Charles served in the United States Army in Korea from 1957 to1959. He received an honorable discharge.
Charles was born to Clifford and Eva (Wright) Platt in Milford on Feb. 28, 1932.
He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1950 and attended Cornell University for animal husbandry.
He was a longtime farmer, on his father's farm in Oneonta and his own farm in Otego after he got out of the Army. Charles enjoyed raising calves and pigs on the family farm of 200-plus acres. He also raised horses and ducks throughout the years.
Charles retired from Amphenol Inc in Sidney in 1988. He was a toolmaker for his entire 30-year career. Before and after retirement, he enjoyed buying and selling real estate.
Charles enjoyed chess, playing cards, solving Jumble word puzzles and playing horseshoes in his free time. He also collected Allis-Chalmer tractors.
He is survived by his children, Kim Platt-Weimer, Robin Platt, Thomas Platt, Jackie Platt-Gascon, Timothy Platt and Rebecca Platt; five grandchildren, Jessica Combes, Christopher Franke, Ricky Franke, Tracy Weimer and Ryan Dunlap; and two great- grandchildren, Brendon and Serenity. Charles is also survived by his sisters, Catherine Wellman and Vivian Spezio; sisters-in-law, Wendy Platt and Faye Platt; brother, Ronald Platt; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Eugene Platt, Gerald Platt, and Warren Platt. He is also preceded by his wife of 60 years, Eva J. (Rake) Platt, who died four months ago on March 3, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central NY, www.alzheimers.org/ny.
Published on July 9, 2018