Ronnie Leigh Bootes, 68, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at his home.

As per his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral. There will be a Prayer Service at the Nettle Valley Cemetery at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, followed by a gathering at the Potter Fire Department at 1255 Phelps Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ronnie was born Nov. 28, 1950, the only child of Fenton and Thelma Burton Bootes. He was a 1968 graduate of Middlesex Valley Central School; and a 1970 graduate of Morrisville College.

Ronnie had worked at Bootes Your Florist, Penn Yan Dodge, Rushville Comstock and Terphane in Bloomfield, from which he recently retired.

He collected antique automobiles and loved old tractors. He said the world would be a happier place if everyone owned an old car and a tractor.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Patricia; sister-in-law, Sandra Brodnicki; and brother-in-law, Tom (Pat) Gage; special “daughter,” Mary Gage, “little sister,” Janet Berry; and cousins Roger and Becky. He had many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and great-grand-nieces and nephews; and many other cousins. He leaves many great neighbors and friends, including Michael Trudeau and Paul Hines.

Ronnie was predeceased by his parents, Fenton and Thelma Bootes; and his brother-in-law, Morris Gage, Sr.

“Happy Motoring” to all.

Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a message of condolence to the Bootes family.