Orlando L. Bates Jr.

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Orlando L. Bates Jr.
1936 - 2016
PITTSFIELD - Orlando L. Bates Jr, 79, died, Saturday, Feb. 20, in Pittsfield.
Orlando was a graduate of Maine Central Institute and proudly served our country in the Air National Guard. He was employed for many years at Northeast Shoe.
He enjoyed watching television. Some of his all-time favorite shows included Westers, Pawn Stars, NCIS, Gold Rush, COPS and American Pickers. He liked gardening and cutting his own wood. He was a long time member of the Canaan Calvary Church.
He is survived by his brothers-in-law, Donald Goodwin Sr and David Cook both of Pittsfield; nephews, Donald Goodwin Jr and wife, Judy, of Pittsfield, Daryl Goodwin of Pittsfield and Dale Goodwin, all of Pittsfield, nieces, Delinda Coombs and partner, John Reid of Lawrence, Mass., Brenda Cote and husband, Tom of Pittsfield, Susan Weeks and husband, Danny, of Palmyra and Colleen Paige and husband, Tom, of Hartland; and good friend, Bill White of Pittsfield. He was predeceased by his parents; and three sisters, Gloria Morgan, Marilyn Cook and Dorothy Goodwin.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Village Cemetery, Peltoma Ave., Pittsfield.
To leave a message of kindness for the family, please visit www.shoreynichols.com.
Care has been provided by Shorey-Nichols Funeral Home, Pittsfield.









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Published in Central Maine from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2016