Edward D Bates Sr., 83, a lifelong resident of Germantown, NY, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at the Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.
Born on May 15, 1938, in Germantown, NY he was the son of the late Russell and Florence (Bratt) Bates.
Ed worked as a custodian for many years at Mill Road Elementary School in Red Hook, NY. Since retirement, Ed always kept busy; he was the best woodsman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking.
Ed is survived by his loving partner of over 15 years, Linda; his sons, Robert (Remlin) Bates, and Edward Bates Jr.; his brother, Jimmy Bates; in addition to extended family and friends.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes in Red Hook, on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 4 to 6PM.
A graveside service will be held at Germantown Reformed Cemetery on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 12PM. Pastor James Miller will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.