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Thomas E. Bates

1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Thomas E. Bates Obituary
Bates, Thomas E.
1932 - 2018
Thomas E. Bates, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Tom was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and a 1950 graduate from St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He spent his professional life as a furniture salesman/broker for Glicks, Daystrom, American Drew, and Sofa Express. He is survived by his wife of 61 years and love of his life, Shirley Ann (Whitman) Bates; his children, Rebecca (John) Gordon, Thomas (Camille) Bates, Michael (Patty) Bates, Todd (Tracie) Bates, Angela (Scott) Bates and Stacy (Nino) Lucarelli; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandsons; brother, William (Shari) Bates; several in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Many happy times involved celebrations with the entire family where he enjoyed preparing much of the food. Tom was a member of the Westerville Senior Golf League and a remarkable golfer, avid Buckeye fan, the life of the party. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. The family would like to express our sincere appreciation for the care he received from Dr. Christopher George and the ICU staff at Riverside Hospital. Family will receive visitors on Tuesday, September 18, from 10-11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 6077 Sharon Woods Blvd. A Funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m., Father David Sizemore, nephew, celebrant. In lieu of flowers, family is requesting donations in Tom's memory to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - nationalmssociety.org/, PO Box 4527, NY, NY 10163. Condolences at www.morelandfuneralhome.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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