Chuck was born December 6, 1938 in Rome, NY, the son of the late Clayton and Florence (Shreck) Bates. He graduated in 1957 from Southside High School in Elmira, NY.
He was an avid Notre Dame Football fan, as all who met him will remember. He also followed the New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers. In later years, Chuck enjoyed his time at the Paul Reynolds Apartments and was especially thankful for the help he received from good friend Sandy Jackson of Troy.
Surviving are his four children; Brenda Bates of Abington, PA, Charles Bates, Jr. of Lusby, MD, Craig and wife, Shelly (Eighmey) Bates of South Royalston, MA and Christopher Bates of Lusby, MA, three grandsons; Dylan, Devin and Derek Bates all of South Royalston and his sister, Beverly Blampied of Elmira, NY.
It was Chuck’s wish that services be private. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial to the Troy High School District Foundation, 30 Taylor St. Troy, PA 16947.
Pepper Funeral Home, 578 Springbrook Dr. Canton is assisting his family with arrangements. Share condolences at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com