John Bates
Thursday
16
October

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Woodlawn National Cemetery
1825 Davis Street
Elmira, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Woodlawn National Cemetery
1825 Davis Street
Elmira, New York, United States

Obituary of John F. Bates

BATES , JOHN F. Age 66 of Elmira , NY passed away on Wednesday October 8 , 2014 at The Bath VA Medical Center . John was born June 20 , 1948 in Penn Yan , NY the son of the late Charles and Gladys Perry Bates . He was a Vietnam War Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army . John was a painter at Kennedy Valve in Elmira prior to his illness. Joh is survived by his son : Charles Bates & Taren Zazinski of Elmira , NY ; grandchildren Natalee and Baylee ; stepchildren ; Shelly , Richard , and Jeff ; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren ; sister : Charlene Hapeman and niece Desiree ; former wife : Lois Mattison Bates of Elmira , NY ; several sisters-in-law , brothers-in-law , nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends. Relatives are invited to attend Gravesite Services on Thursday October 16 , 2014 at Woodlawn National Cemetery 1925 Davis Street Elmira , NY at 1 PM. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY.
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