WATERTOWN, NY — William C. Platt, Jr., 99, formerly of Clayton and a resident of Ives Hill Retirement Community, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Hospice of Jefferson County.
Bill was born in Ossining, NY on April 4, 1921, son of William C. and Helen Doane Platt. He graduated with his engineering degree from Clarkson University.
He married Jacqueline Aureli in October 1950. She died in 1987.
Bill married Shirley I. Adams on June 20, 1994. She died on Dec. 30, 2017.
He was the owner and operator of Plattel Television Repair, Manasquan, NJ. He was a former member of Arch Street Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA and the Manasquan Methodist Church. In 1991 Bill moved to Clayton and he was a member of East Line Assembly Church, Clayton.
He came from a long line of sea captains, had built his own sailboat, and enjoyed spending time at the St. Lawrence River.
Bill also enjoyed reading and biking. When he was 72 years old, he biked from California to Florida.
Surviving are a niece, Cynthia (Edward) Bennett and their two children, Edward III and Sheryl, N. C.; a nephew, Isaac Modiva, N.M. and his daughter Faith, WA; stepson Danny Adair Adams, Lisbon; and two stepdaughters Sandra L. Adams, Clayton and Kathy Augenstein, Hermosa, CA.
Along with his two wives, Bill was predeceased by a sister, Elaine Losey.
A graveside committal service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2020, in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville with masks and social distancing required
Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton.
Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.