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Donald E. Bates

January 8, 1922 September 22, 2016
Donald E. Bates
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Donald E. Bates, age 94, passed away surrounded by his family on September 22, 2016. He was the loving husband of 66 years to Virginia (nee Robinson) Bates, and a dear brother to Betty Chandler. He will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends. Mr. Bates was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph, and Bertha (nee Ernst) Bates, a sister, Gladys Kincaid, and a brother, Harold Bates. Donald proudly served his country as a Marine in WWII and was a member of the American Legion. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and as an avid wood carver, was a long time member of the Wood Carvers Guild. Family and friends will be received from 10-11:30 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Craver Riggs Funeral Home and Crematory, Milford. Immediately following the visitation, a Graveside Service will take place at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial contributions be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45299.

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10:00 AM 9/28/2016 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 9/28/2016 11:30:00 AM
Craver-Riggs Funeral Home & Crematory

529 Main Street
Milford, OH 45150

Craver-Riggs Funeral Home & Crematory
529 Main Street Milford 45150 OH
United States

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