Boonville – Cy M. Platt, 31, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

He was born in Constableville on April 29, 1988 a son of Roger Platt and Susan Ricketts Platt. The family moved to Virginia when he was in grade school and moved back to the Boonville area in his sophomore year where he attended Adirondack Central School. He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he worked in security for seven years. Cy moved back to Boonville where he was employed at Baille Lumber, Boonville. For the past year he was a server at Applebee’s, Rome. He was currently anticipating a sales position with United Auto Sales, Yorkville. Cy enjoyed fishing, camping, music, going to concerts and skiing.

Surviving are his father, Roger E. Platt, Constableville; mother, Susan M. Platt, Freeport, Maine; his loving girlfriend whom he referred to as his bunny, Rachel; two brothers, Francisco Powell, Sebago, Maine and Keith Platt, Hawkinsville and a sister, Shawn Pierce, Gorham, Maine.

Memorial calling hours will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville with a brief service to conclude at 7 p.m. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Boonville- Albert William Winters, 99 passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on January 17, 1920 in Forestport a son of the late William and Bertha Buck Winters. Albert was raised in Forestport and graduated from Forestport High School in 1939. He married Gladys Baker on December 24, 1942 at the Episcopal Mance in Boonville, N.Y. They lived in Forestport, then Buck Hill Road in Westernville and then owned and operated a farm on route 12 with his wife from 1958 to71, which is the current location of Nirvana Water. Albert was also employed at Bendix Corp., Utica for 29 years before retiring in 1982. The couple moved to North Lake Road in Forestport from 1971 to 2008. Then they moved to Kortenaer Village, Boonville from 2008 to 2016, when he entered the nursing home. He was a member of Forestport Presbyterian Church, Trenton Odd Fellows Lodge, United Steel Workers local 4831, National Council of Senior Citizens, and AARP.

Surviving are his wife Gladys of nearly 77 years, one son, Joseph and wife Nancy of Mesquite, NV; a daughter, Sandra of Wampsville, NY; four granddaughters, Karen Altrock, Denver, CO., Tracy Altrock, Los Alamos, NM, Jessi Altrock, Boston, MA and Stacie Winters, Rochester, NY and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son William who was killed in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam in 1969, two brothers, Earl and Howard and one sister Ida Hebert.

There are no calling hours or services. Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville. For an online message of sympathy go to

Boonville – Robert “Bob” G. Lanz, 82, a long time resident of Moose River Road Passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 after a recent battle with cancer.

Bob was born in Lowville, NY, on April 12, 1937 a son of Norman and Bernice Jacques Lanz. He grew up in Lowville and graduated from Lowville High School. Bob served in the Air Force where he met his wife Mary Moore whom he married on June 13, 1959 at the Lowville Presbyterian Church. The couple moved to Massachusetts where Bob serve four years in the U.S. Air Force. He was employed as a laboratory technician at Latex Fiber Industries Inc. in Beaver Falls for four years. The couple moved to Boonville and built a house on Moose River Road. Bob began working for his uncle Ronald Sargent and eventually became owner and CEO of N.M. Sargents & Sons until he retired several years ago.

Bob and Mary had a camp in Brantingham where he was president of the Brantingham Lake Community Association from 1965-66 and during his tenure the water regulating district was established. Bob enjoyed the lake from a very young age with his family and continued to enjoy the lake with his current family and lifelong friends until his passing.

Surviving are his wife Mary; two daughters, Lori Lanz, Ava and Amy and Jim McCormick, Boonville; three grandchildren, Lexus Lanz Wilcox, Ryan and Holly McCormick and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Richard”Dick” Lanz, Rochester, NY.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at the Brantingham Cemetery, with Deacon Ronald Pominville officiating. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in his honor to the Boonville Ambulance or the Boonville Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Mills Funeral Home, Boonville N.Y. For an online message of sympathy please go to

Boonville - Charlotte (Ziankoski) Rava, 91, formerly of Cone Road, Town of Leyden passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, while surrounded by her daughter Dawn and family.


Charlotte was born in on January 5, 1928, daughter of Felix and Matilda Dobkoski Ziankoski. She grew up on the family farm on Cone Road and graduated from Constableville Central School in 1946. She always loved to dance and was voted the best dancer in school. If you wanted to dance and didn’t know how don’t worry, Charlotte would teach you! She continued this love to dance throughout her life and was a long time member of the Rose Lawn Club in Rome, NY.


On July 9, 1949, Charlotte was united in marriage to Edward M. Rava at St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville. Thereafter the couple settled on the Thayer Hill farm in the Town of Leyden, which they operated for many years, later moving to the Ziankoski homestead farm on the Cone Road. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Edward M Rava, in 2000.


Charlotte was employed at Lally Manufacturing in the early 1960s. She was a member of the Home Bureau and a representative for Home Interiors for many years. She enjoyed the many house parties and wonderful people she met while being able to provide them with design ideas. Charlotte was an active member of Boonville VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 5538. She also volunteered at Matthew’s Place and served many years as an election worker for the Town of Leyden. Charlotte had also served as tax collector for the Town of Leyden and served the remaining term after her husband’s death as the Supervisor of the Town of Leyden.


Charlotte will always be remembered for her outgoing personality; she never met a stranger. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking and baking. She was a gifted seamstress and made most of the clothes for her young family and husband. When her two oldest daughters were in high school and college all their clothes were Charlotte made. Her family treasured the wonderful Christmas gifts which she herself made. Loving to cook and bake as she did, it gave her great joy to share her dishes with friends and family. The holidays were very special as she carried on the beautiful Polish customs that had been passed down to her. It was very important to her that she pass them down to her daughters and grandchildren.


Charlotte was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church, Boonville and also a member of the Altar Rosary Society.


Charlotte was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by three daughters and sons in law, Deborah (Rick) Hopps, Round Rock, TX, Denise (Pat) Hawk, Umatilla, FL, Dawn (Dennis) Crofoot, Boonville. She was predeceased by a daughter, Diane Marilyn Rava, on March 19, 2014. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Yvon (Mansi) Hopps, Dana Hopps, Tammy (Michael) Hawk Harden, Trevor Hawk, Tracey (Amber) Hawk, Daniel (Danah) Ernst, Drianna Crofoot, Drew Crofoot, Derek Crofoot and great grandchildren, Oliver Hopps, Nora Hopps, Jared Harden, Jenna Harden, Quesden Hawk, Trenton Hawk, Benjamin Hawk, Ava Hawk, Zebariah Hawk, Easton Ernst, Gwen Ernst, Gia Ernst and brother Stanley Ziankoski and a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by a great granddaughter, Evana Ruth Ernst, in 2018 and sister Estella Michael 2008.



The family would like to thank the Sunset Nursing Home staff, especially the “B” wing caregivers for the kindness, loving care & friendship given to our mother.


Her Funeral will be Monday, September 16, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. and at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, Charles St., Boonville, where Rev. Thomas A. Ward, pastor, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Boonville. Calling hours are Sunday, September 15, 1-5 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Church Memorial Fund, C/O Christ our Hope Catholic Community, 110 Charles St. Boonville, NY 13309.

Lee Center – Viola N. Pratt, 75, formerly of West Ava Road, passed away at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center on August 31, 2019.

She was born in Rome, NY on April 30, 1944, a daughter of Richard and Martha Beckley Pritchard. She grew up in Point Rock and attended a one room school house in Point Rock and attended high school in West Leyden. Viola married Robert Pratt July 1, 1961 in Taberg, NY. Robert died January 6, 2016. She enjoyed flower gardening and especially loved lilies.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Pratt, Lee Center and Richard Pratt and companion, Rose, Rome; sister, Irene and Myron Smith, Cleveland, NY; 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Dale Swancott Jr. and Tom Smith. She was predeceased by two daughters, Laurie Swancott, June 2015 and DeeAnna Smith, January 2019 and one sister, Carol Pritchard.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Ava Cemetery. For an online message of sympathy please go to

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