George Thomas Ates

Mr. George Thomas Ates of Port Jervis, NY died Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown.  He was 70.

He was born January 17, 1947 in New Orleans, LA the son of the late John Ates and the late Emma Alfreda Stevens Ates.

George proudly served his country in U.S. Army First Infantry Division during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Joseph C. Hassett VFW Post #686, Kingston, NY. 

He worked as a School Bus Driver in the Greenwich CT School District.

George married Barbara J. Thorp on July 3, 2012 in Port Jervis, NY.

A family statement read:  A loving, proud, amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle.  He was an Avid fisherman, wonderful story teller who served his country honorably in troubled times.  You will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege to meet you and call you friend.

Surviving are:

Wife:                Barbara Ates                                                                           At home

Son:                 Richard Ates & his wife Dacia                                                Kingston, NY

Son:                 George Ates                                                                            Kingston, NY

Son:                 Douglas Toth & his wife Karen                                               Saugerties, NY

Son:                 Artie Fiorentino                                                                       Kingston, NY

Son:                 Balint Kollbeck & his wife Selena                                           Saugerties, NY

Son:                 Alex Toth & his wife Robin                                                     Saugerties, NY

Son:                 Lawrence Weeden                                                                  Goshen, NY

Daughter:        Annmarie Klonowski & her husband Thomas                        Bloomington, NY

Daughter:        Darlene Clark & her husband Scott                                       Saugerties, NY

Daughter:        Melissa Norman & her FiancĂ© Chris                                      Milford, PA

Daughter:        Jessica Bedford & her husband Rick                                     Sparrowbush, NY

Brother:           Robert Ates                                                                             Rhinebeck, NY

Brother:           Daniel Antonetti & his wife Patricia                                        Port Jervis, NY

Brother:           James Antonetti                                                                      Greenwich, CT

23 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren

Also several nieces and nephews

He was formerly married to Brenda Joyce Green                                           Kingston, NY

He was predeceased by his wife Lois Mae Ates

Visitation at Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Funeral services will be held at Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM from Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 East Main Street, Port Jervis. 

Burial with Military Honors will be at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Goshen, NY.

Memorial contributions to DAV-Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250

Arrangements by GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family visit