LIVONIA/BATAVIA — Tom passed peacefully on Nov. 26, 2022 at age 88. He was born in Batavia, N.Y., on April 3, 1934 to the late Thomas and Alberta (Stringham) Platten Sr. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert Platten. Survived by his wife of 31 years, Michele “Mickie” Platten of Livonia; children, Todd (Debbie) Platten of Colorado, Mark (Brenda) Platten of Batavia, Laura (Mike) Smith of Alexander, John (Nita) Platten of Basom, and Beth Nelson of Florida; 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Calvin (Ruth) Platten of Batavia and Albert (Renee) Platten of East Pembroke; also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends in the agriculture industry.
Tom was very involved in many different organizations throughout his life. He was a Life Time Member of the Stafford Fire Department, an Eagle Scout, and was a past Boy Scout Leader. Tom worked in sales in the agriculture industry and made many friends in his travels, from Batavia to Livonia and all around Western NY. He was a member of the Livingston County Farm Bureau and was a past board member. Tom liked to laugh and enjoy the good times … he liked to say it’s five o’clock somewhere.
Family and friends may call on Friday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia, N.Y. Tom’s Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia. Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Farm Bureau, 29 Liberty Street, Suite 212, Batavia, NY 14020 or Rochester Regional Health Foundation, 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester, NY 14607. To send a condolence or share a memory, please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com