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William C. Platt, Jr.

July 15, 2020

William C. Platt, Jr.William C. Platt, Jr., 99, Ives Hill Retirement Community and formerly of Clayton 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 and she died in 1987. Bill then married Shirley I. Adams on June 20, 1994 and she died on December 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.

Bill is survived by his niece Cynthia (Edward) Bennett and their two children, Edward III and Sheryl, N. C.; 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 his sister Elaine Losey.

Burial in Grove Cemetery, LaFargeville will be held Friday, July 24, at 11 AM. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and 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.


#3 Carol Dick 2020-07-23 10:17
Bill Platt and his wife Jackie met my parents back in their Arch Street Methodist days. From childhood, I recall Bill giving us kids nickels for Skeeball at the boardwalk. Bill and Jackie invited me to stay with them one summer during my college years, and I recall seeing Bill faithfully out on their front porch reading his Bible in the morning, which was a part of my turning to Christ for salvation later. Since then I have been inspired to watch a man who was devoted to Christ give and give to others. What an example of a life well lived!
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#2 Dwight & Wayne Price 2020-07-22 11:39
To say that Bill was an inspiration to both my brother and myself is an understatement. We have many fond memories of when he and his first wife Jackie would invite our family to their house at the beach in Manasquan, NJ. Their lifelong friendship with my parents dated back to when they were all part of a young adult group at Arch Street Methodist. He continued to live his faith with great conviction and energy, and while we are sad at his passing, we both look forward to seeing him again and love him very much.
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#1 Cynthia McClenon 2020-07-20 22:37
I’ll always remember him as a kind, good man. He lived life well. The earthly shackles are gone and he’s forever with his Savior.
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