Donald L. Bates
Donald L. Bates
Donald L. Bates

CHILI: Passed in peace, Sunday May 12, 2019 at the age of 80. Predeceased by his wife Noreen, brother Merle and brother Jack. Survived by his children Debra (Joseph) Rinck, Kevin (Twyla) and Brian (Susan); grandchildren, Alyssa, Steven, Lauren, Matthew, Jarrett, Reece and Reagan; great grandson Jacob; brother Paul (Diane); sisters- in- law Marie, Mary Lou and Ann Mayer; brother in laws William (Diane) Mayer, John Mayer and many nieces and nephews.

Donald worked at Eastman Kodak Company for 29 years and was a proud US Airforce Veteran. He loved spending summers at Chautauqua Lake and was a die-hard Buffalo Bills and Syracuse basketball fan. He will be fondly remembered as a loving father and friend.

Friends may call Saturday, May 18th,  9-10am at St. Pius Tenth Church, 3000 Chili Avenue, with his Funeral Mass immediately following at 10am at the church. Private interment.
Diane & Bill Mayer
Monday - May 13, 2019 12:00 am
We dearly loved Don. Your Dad was kind, generous, friendly to everyone and fun to be with. We will cherish the great times we had with your parents and really miss them. Love Aunt Diane & Uncle Bill
Dave & Deb Sisson
Monday - May 13, 2019 12:00 am
Don will be sadly missed at Camp Chautauqua. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Phil Martin
Tuesday - May 14, 2019 12:00 am
RIP Don you were great friend!
Pat White
Tuesday - May 14, 2019 12:00 am
Deb so sorry for your loss. Your dad will be missed by all.
Tuesday - May 14, 2019 12:00 am
Paw Bates you will be deeply missed!! Love you!!
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