Joseph Bates

Died: April 1, 2017
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Joseph L. Bates of Endicott, NY went to be with our Lord Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Wilson Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Bertha and Leland Bates and brothers Donald and Gerald Bates. He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Geraldine Bates and his sons and daughters in law Larry (Marie) Bates and Gerald (Joyce) Bates. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tina (Tom) Tammaro, Anthony (Jenine) Bates, Christopher Bates and Sundae, Danielle Bates and Gavin, Adrienne Bates and Eddie, Joseph (Lizzie) Bates, Jesse Bates and Sydney; great grandchildren, Zachary Tammaro, Angelina Bates, Noah Bates, Oakley Bates and also step great grandsons, Christopher Wright, Isaiah Oxley. Joseph is also survived by his sisters, Shirley (Harry) Gaspar, and Marjorie Mason, two brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews, along with his faithful companion, Mitzie. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Endicott, a veteran of World War II, a member of the Elk’s Lodge #1977 and American Legion Post 1700. He was a retired employee of IBM in Endicott with 33 years of service and a member of their Quarter Century Club. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, camping at Lake Timberline and square dancing but most of all loved being with his family.
Funeral services will be held Friday 11:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Endicott. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Thursday from 4-7 pm. Expressions of sympathy in Joseph’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Humane Society, 2 Jackson Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

St. Anthony of Padua Church


306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Cemetery Information

Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery


3997 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY, 13850

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Phone: (800) 822-6344

262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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Broome County Humane Society

Phone: (607) 725-3709

167 Conklin Avenue
Binghamton, New York 13903
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Died: April 1, 2017

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Ruth Silcox posted on 4/5/17

"Say not in grief he is no more – but live in thankfulness that he was." My loss is never having the opportunity to know such a great man. My Love and Prayers are with you all, now and always. May God give you peace in knowing he now has everlasting life in heaven.