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.
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 Fiancé 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 www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com