Carus E. Olcott, 97, of Boonville, passed away on Wednesday at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, NY. He was born on March 13, 1923 to the late Eugene Cecil and Hazel (Sampson) Olcott II. Carus was raised in Amber, and graduated from Marcellus Central School. He was a decorated US Army Veteran of WWII. Carus was an avid painter, and loved woodworking and playing the banjo. He loved to travel and spent winters in Myrtle Beach, SC and summers in NY. His work life included being a farmer, custodian at the Church Center in Syracuse, and owner/driver of Olcott Trucking in Syracuse. Carus is survived by his 3rd wife, Mary McKenna of SC; daughter, Barbara (Robert) Weaver of East Syracuse; son, Carus Olcott Jr. (Cheryl Ludemann) of Boonville; daughter-in-law, Norma Olcott of Auburn; 5 grandchildren: Dawn (Ziad) Hussein of Cicero; Kristin (Frank) Yeager of Glen Allen, VA; Jessie Olcott (Tim Groat) of Jordan; Erika Vitthuhn (Paul Gunnison) of East Syracuse; Jonathan Olcott of St. Paul, MN; and 9 great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Contributions in Carus Olcott's memory can be made to the Rome VA Clinic, Rome, NY 13441 or to a favorite charity.