Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Eugene “Gene” J. Platts

Cuba, NY - Eugene “Gene” J. Platts, age 91, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Cuba Memorial Hospital. He was born in Brookville, Pennsylvania to Joseph and C. and Mary Miller Platts.

Gene graduated from Corning Free Academy and had attended both Syracuse University and Elmira College. Gene worked for Corning Glass and later for Xerox and Bausch and Lomb in Rochester. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Navy from 1943 until honorably discharged in 1946. Gene enjoyed listening to and collecting big band music, writing poetry and making home movies.

Survivors include his sisters, Carol (Donald) Donovan of Cuba and Joyce Kane from California as well as 34 nieces and nephews.

Gene was predeceased by his parents, a sister Mary Kay Bolam and his brother Dennis Platts.

Friends are invited to attend a graveside service in Sacred Heart Cemetery, on South Main Street, in Wellsville on Friday May 26 at 11 am where he will be buried next to his parents. Memorials in Gene’s name may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice, to leave online condolences please visit

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