Colin Bates '83
May 10, 2019 9:42 AM
updated: May 10, 2019 9:46 AM
Eastlund Funeral Home obituary
7458 East 1000 North
Syracuse, IN 46567
Colin Gordon Bates was born April 7, 1961, in Summit, New Jersey, to the late Joel G. Bates, originally from Syracuse, IN, and Dolores Marie Chelko Bates of Natrona Heights, PA.
Colin spent his early childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to Houston, Texas, where he attended Cy-Fair High School. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He graduated from Texas A&M University
and worked in the computer science field for a number of employers including Compaq and Exxon Chemical. He retired to Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 2017 where he passed away February 24, 2019.
He is preceded in death by his father, Joel, and survived by his son Lt. John Bates, his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Meaghan Bates, and son Philip Bates; his mother, Dolores Bates; his brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Ute Bates; his sister and brother-in-law,
Allison and Paul Free, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Visitation will be Friday, March 29, 2019 from 4-6 PM at the Eastlund Funeral Home. A Rosary will be at 6 with Father Andrew Nazareth officiating. A mass will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at
10 AM at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw.