FULTON, NY – Donald F. “Don” Platt, 74, of Phoenix, NY, formerly of Fulton, passed away on Monday October 19, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Don worked as the vice president of the Laborers’ Local Union 214 until his retirement.
Don was an ardent golfer and golf enthusiast, as well as an avid Syracuse University sports fan.
He had a love for nature, especially the geese and deer that would frequent his back yard.
All who knew Don loved him and cherished his passion and zest for life.
He will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving father, caring brother, wonderful uncle, loyal friend and devoted husband to his high school sweetheart and wife of more than 50 years, Peggy.
Don joins in heaven his beloved son, Donald “Donnie” Jr.; his parents, Francis and Dorothy Smith Platt; and uncle, Harold Platt.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Lizak Platt; sisters, Francine (Joseph) Latino of Fulton and Mary Ann (Thomas) Henry of Omaha, Neb.; godchildren, Dee, Jada, Markell and Q; several niece, nephews and great-nieces; Florida relatives, Dyann (David) Kutab, CiCi Santora and Lisa Lizak; and longtime friends, Gerry Holden, John Turner, Mark and Jaden Allen, Pete and Lori Ives, Bonnie Travet, Cathy and Peter Bock, Jim Resstuci, Doc Manitta and Jim Meyers, for his special kindness.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to noon with a service to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Don’s memory to the Oswego SPCA-OCAWL, P.O. Box 442, Fulton, 13069; the Manor at Seneca Hill, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, 13126 or the Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego, 7060 Route 104, Oswego, 13126-3599.
“Don, we will always carry our warm thoughts and memories of you in our hearts, as we rejoice in knowing that you are making heaven just as fun as you made earth.”
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.