George H. Bates, 72, of Saugerties
George H. Bates died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie after short illness. He was 72 years old.
Born Nov. 14, 1943, in Astoria, Queens, he was the son of Dorothy Adams Bates and the late George W. Bates. On June 10, 1967, he married the former Martha Johnson. George’s hobbies and employment were always centered around cars, and he was employed most recently by Advance Automotive.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a cousin, Lynn Finn in Ohio; his sister-in-law, Peggy Battle and her husband Herman in Wingdale, N.Y.; his nephew, Jermaine Battle and his fiancée Margie; his niece, Cherise Adams and her husband Spencer; and great-nieces and nephews, Lea and Jada Adams and Mariah, Jermaine Jr., and Mason Battle.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Mike Kraut Road in Saugerties. Cremation was private and under the direction of Buono Funeral Service, Saugerties.
Please offer your condolences for George and his family at www.BuonoFuneralService.com.