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Bobby Gerald Bates

Sept 22, 1939 - Apr 29, 2012

Bobby Gerald Bates of La Quinta died peacefully in his sleep at home. He was born and raised in San Pedro, California. Bobby loved all sports and was an avid tennis player. He spent many years coaching his sons in baseball at Peck Park and Mary Star. A member of the Carpenters Union, Bobby worked for 30 years building docks, wharfs and piers in the Los Angeles/Long Beach harbors for Guy F. Atkinson Construction Company. After relocating to the desert, Bobby became very active with his volunteer work at the Betty Ford Center, Washington Charter School and John Glenn Middle School. Bobby is survived by his wife, Paula; son, Alan (Julie) of Palos Verdes; son, Christopher (Thalina) of San Pedro and his daughter, Alisha. He is also survived by his sister, Verna (Frank) Knight of Arizona and two grandchildren, Jared and Nicoline. He also leaves behind his uncle, niece and nephew and their families, cousins and many wonderful friends. Services will be held on May 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Forest Lawn Chapel at 69855 E. Ramon Road in Cathedral City . Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 3, 2012
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