Deaths Death Notices
BATES, Martin C.
BATES - Martin C. Of Lancaster, NY, April 23, 2015, beloved husband of the late Eva (Bauer); loving father of Vivian Bates, Frederick J. (Cynthia), Nancy (Richard) Bacon, Annette Kerce; grandfather of Jeffrey (Ella), Eric, Thomas, Bonnie (Scott) Wilson, Angela (Adam) Goraj, Lorraine (Chris) Schaffer; great-grandfather of Jonathan, Connor and Jasmine; predeceased by two brothers, Frederick and Robert and two sisters, Anna and Joyce. Family will receive relatives and friends at the WENDEL & LOECHER, INC. FUNERAL HOME, 27 Aurora St., Lancaster, Monday 2-4 and 6-8 PM, where services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 AM. Martin served during World War II in the U.S. Army 17th Airborne Division 681 st HQ Gliders and participated in both The Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity.