Ralph H. Bratt

unknown - January 11, 2014

Ralph H. Bratt, 96, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Baldwinsville. He operated a dairy farm near Plainville for 50 years and was a member of Plainville Christian Church. For more than 25 years he served as secretary/treasurer of Syracuse Dairy Farmers and was also active in local, county and state Grange. He was a member of Seneca River Masonic Lodge and a recipient of Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and shuffleboard, and had participated in several Empire State Senior Games.
He was predeceased by his first wife Dora M. Bratt, his second wife Margaret Crego-Bratt, and his brothers Allen and Maynard. He is survived by his son Charles (Bonnie) of Cato, daughter Joyce (Leo) Ostberg of Penfield, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and brother-in-law D. Sherley (Dorothy) Matteson.
Calling hours 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Gates Funeral Home, 29 West Genesee St., Baldwinsville. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Plainville Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Plainville Christian Church, Syracuse Home Association or New York State Grange.


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