BATES - Kenneth May 1, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Vera (Hudecek) Bates; devoted father of Charanne (Richard) Wagner, the late Mark A. Bates and infants Jeffrey, William and Mary; grandfather of Holly (Gregory) Currier, Jill Wagner and Heather (Leslie) Jordan; also six great-grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at St. Marks-All Saints Episcopal Church, 311 Ontario Street on Saturday May 31, 2014 at 11 AM. Memorials to St. Marks-All Saints Episcopal Church or Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY 14202. Military Honors will follow services. Arrangements by LESTER H. WEDEKINDT INC., FUNERAL HOME, 3290 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217.