Julia K. Bates 1927-2017

MASSILLON — Julia K. Bates, 89, of Massillon and a former longtime resident of Warren, passed away 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Laurels of Massillon under the comfort of hospice.

Julia was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Warren, the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Semancik Gayan and attended Warren G. Harding High School.

During the war, Julia worked for a short time for Ohio Lamp on Dana Street in Warren. She married Clarence Bates Aug. 30, 1947, and together they had three children. Julia loved being a wife, mother and homemaker. She always got the biggest smile spending time and sharing activities with her grandchildren and visiting with her great-grandchildren. Julia enjoyed playing cards for hours and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians, Browns and Cavaliers.

Julia was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Warren.

Julia is survived by her husband, Clarence; children, Paul (Sandi) of Poland, Carl of Port Saint Lucie, Fla., and Paula (Tom) McGee of Massillon; grandchildren, Candace, Ashley, Joseph, Robert, Marla, Linsey and Evan; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Firment of Warren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Julia was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Gayan; and sisters, Mary Kascsak, Betty Rinzella, Helen Holod and Margaret Phillips.

Calling hours will take place 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, and again 8 to 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home. A Divine Funeral Liturgy with the Rev. Simeon B. Sibenik officiating will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Shelly and Susan and the aides at Laurels of Massillon for all of their care that they gave to Julia.

The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Julia’s name to Cross Roads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Uniontown, OH 44685.

Caring and professional arrangements for the Bates family are under the direction of Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.

Family and friends may visit www.sinchakkaszowski.com to view this tribute and share condolences to the Bates family.

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