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OATES, Richard F. Sr.

OATES - Richard F. Sr. January 1, 2011, age 70; beloved husband of Anne L. (Haderer) Oates; loving father of Richard Jr. (Rhoda), Kenneth (Danna), and Robert (Lori) Oates; devoted grandfather of Britney, Ryan, Arden, Harrison, AnnaBeth, Aiden, Christa Mae, Rebecca, Carson and Charlotte; brother of Harry (Donna) (late Bette) Oates, Patricia (late Matthew) Begovich, Marlin (Robert) Pollino, Joan (Daniel) Glor, Constance (late James) West, Thomas (Maureen) Oates and the late Charlotte (late Clarence) Burkhardt, Ronald, Robert and Roberta Oates; uncle to many nieces and nephews. The family will be present Thursday 2-4 and 6-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Dr. (corner Parker) where Funeral Services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 AM. Friends invited. Mr. Oates was a Veteran of the Army and a member of the American Legion Post #264. For 30 years he was employed as a maintenance supervisor at General Motors (Forge Division) in Tonawanda. He was an avid golfer and bowler and loved the outdoors. His napping ability in the Catskill Mountains rivaled that of Rip Van Winkle's. Richie was a most proud dad and grandpa and enthusiastically participated in his grandchildren's sporting and school activities. A grateful man who knew he was blessed, Richie's energy for life and his sincere love impacted all, most especially his wife of 49 years. LOVE NEVER ENDS! Share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com

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