Leonard P. ""Lenny"" Bates (1942 - 2013)

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Leonard P. "Lenny" Bates, 71, of Beverly Hills, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at his home. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., he was born Aug. 18, 1942, to Patrick and Margaret (Rolle) Bates, one of five children. Mr. Bates enjoyed two careers during his life. He was a retired truck driver of nearly 30 years with Mack Transportation and Jorgenson Steel and was also retired from the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard, attaining the rank of sergeant first class, with 21 years of service. Lenny, as he was known to many, served in the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns and was a talented photographer who captured the beauty that he saw in the world, through his lens, holding membership in the Art Center Camera Club of Citrus County. He was also a member of CMUG, an avid Apple and MacIntosh user club.
Mr. Bates is survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Barrie L. Bates, Beverly Hills; son Patrick Bates (wife Hil-Dee), Brooksville, Fla.; daughter Susan Rosenfeld (husband David); siblings Patricia Malone, Street, Md.; Richard Bates, Robesonia, Pa.; Barbara Gardner, Ashville, N.C., and Michael Bates, San Carlos, Calif.; and grandchildren Alec, Kaden, Sativa and Jacey.
Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Beverly Hills, Fla., with Fr. Theobald Weria, celebrant, in the near future and will be announced at www.ferofuneralhome.com.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 11, 2013
Leonard P. "Lenny" Bates
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