Beatrice Baez

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RAVENA Beatrice Staats Baez, 74, died March 18, 2003 at the Veterans Hospital in Albany. Bea was born in Albany, daughter of the late Marvin and Mabel Staats and lived most of her life in the Coeymans area. She served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War and was a life member of the New Baltimore American Legion. She had worked for American Tree and Wreath in Coxsackie. Survivors include her eight siblings, Doris Bink of Cairo, Roberta Hallenbeck of Ravena, Marvin Staats Jr. of Westerlo, Howard Staats of Coxsackie, Barbara Tanner of New Baltimore, Lynn Pupello of East Greenbush, Susan Lewers of Coeymans and Gloria Smith of Ravena; also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2003. Contributions, in memory of Bea, may be made to the New Baltimore American Legion, 753 Star Road, Ravena, NY 12143.

Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 23, 2003