Obituary of Warren E Bates Sr.
Mr. Warren E. Bates Sr. 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022 surrounded by his family. Born in Amsterdam, New York, on June 28, 1935 to Mr. Marshall Bates and Mrs. Alberta Kimber Bates, he attended Broadalbin schools. He served over three years in the US Army Reserves. He first was employed at Lee Dye Company in Johnstown and later worked as a Mechanic for Sofco Industries in Scotia for a number of years until he retired in 1997. Warren was a member of the Gloversville Moose Lodge 351. He was a very hard worker who enjoyed plumbing and carpentry. Warren loved spending time with his wife Lillian especially when they would watch their team, NY Yankees, play.
On February 26, 1954, Warren was united in marriage to the former Lillian Irene Ferguson. They remained lovingly married for 60 years until her passing in February 28, 2014. He was also predeceased by his son Stanley G. Bates in 1982, daughter Brenda Bates Brezenoff in 1997, brother Robert "Bobby" Bates, sister Betty Koval, and his daughter-in-law, Sally Bates in 2018. Warren was also predeceased by his sisters; Sylvia Passerro, Alberta Able and Emmagene Williams.
His loving family includes his sons; Michael S. Bates of Mayfield, Warren E. Bates Jr. of Galway Lake, and Mark W. Bates of Fort Plain; his daughter, Lynn (Walter) Buyce of Gloversville, and his brother Marshall "Sonny" Bates of Mayfield. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Scott, Michael, Evelyn Dopp and Francis Oliver, Joyce, Tammy, Charla, J.R., April, Joseph, Angela, Mark, Jr., Rachel, Tabatha, Warren III, Veronica and Jason, 33 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Service of Remembrance will take place on Friday, April 15th at 11:00AM at Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave, Amsterdam with the Rev. Bonnie Orth officiating. Interment with Military Honors will take place on Friday, April 15th at Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill immediately following the service. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 from 4:00PM until 7:00PM at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org/donate.
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