Melvin J. Bates


Melvin J. Bates, of Philipsburg, PA, died Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg, PA. Melvin was born March 11, 1937 in Niagara Falls, New York, son of the late John C. and Emilie ( Mehls) Bates.
He was a 1956 graduate of Niagara Falls High School. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church and served with the Army National Guard of New York.
He was married June 15, 1963 in Niagara Falls to the former Dollie D. Reeves. Melvin and Dollie moved to Pennsylvania. He was employed by the Clearfield Glen-Gery plant and Black Moshannon Cannondale plant. Prior to his retirement in 2004, he drove bus for the Fullington Bus Company.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Adeline Hampton. He is survived by Dollie, his wife of nearly 56 years; also a niece, Bonita Aramini; her husband, David; their son, John; his wife, Lauren; and their daughter, Emmaline.
He was the last of his generation.
Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery North Tonawanda. New York.
Published on June 9, 2019
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Joseph Ashker Gold Canyon Arizona
Jun 10, 2019
Sorry to hear of Melvins passing. He and i were in the same home room together from seventh to twelveth Grade .He was a very nice guy. Rest in peace my friend