June 8, 2017
Charles Smith, from Gansevoort, passed away from Powassan Virus. His family told NewsChannel 13 he was bitten by a tick on April 28. He went to the doctor on May 1 and was sent home. However, by May 11, he had fever and chills and was hospitalized. He died June 8.
Read this article about Powassan Virus and Charles Smith:
Gansevoort man dies from rare tick virus
Note: There is a discrepancy between when Charles passed away. The newspaper article says June 6th but his obituary says June 8th.