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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:58 PM

Jeff's daughter, Rachel Foley, just posted this on Facebook:

 

"Today at 4:06 PM, my dad gained his wings. He went peacefully and pain-free, just how he wanted it. He was surrounded by all of his family."

 

Rest in peace, Chewy. You'll be missed.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:59 PM

That's sad. RIP.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:41 PM

So very, very sad to hear this. He was so happy to hear we were doing the Enduro again.

RIP, Chewy, my friend. We will miss you, your laughter, and your Henny Youngman jokes.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 04:56 PM

RIP, big man. Your spirt and humor will not be forgotten.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

Need some pics of Chewy for this thread. Snagged these two on Facebook.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Godspeed, Big Guy.

 

You will be missed. Keep 'em laughing up there.
 
RIP, Chewy.


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for the great times, Bro. Retro racing will surely miss you.

 

We will miss your smile and your witty joke of the day.

 

Godspeed, Mr. Hot Rod...

 

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:04 PM

RIP, Chewy.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

RIP, Jeff. You will be missed, my friend.

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:16 PM

RIP, Jeff. You will be missed for sure.  

I always enjoyed it when you were at the races. I think we all looked forward to your Rodney Dangerfield impersonation.
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 07:54 PM

Rest in peace, Chewy. You will be greatly missed.

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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:52 AM

Wow, this is some sad news!  

We will miss you, Jeff. You were awesome and it really hurts to lose another friend.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:20 AM

Rachel has posted the arrangements for Jeff's services.

"The funeral arrangement for my father will be Tuesday, April 4, from 4-8 PM for the wake, Wednesday, April 5, at 9 AM for the burial.

David T. Ferguson Funeral Home
20 North St
Washingtonville, NY 10992"

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:26 AM

I will be going. Hope to get a few more of the locals to go with me.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

I am sorry to hear his passing. Sat next to him and JJ at a race; had lots of fun talked about everything.


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

Always enjoyed his company at the races. Gonna' miss him.
 
Rest in peace, Chewy.
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Posted 02 April 2017 - 03:54 PM

Very sad news.

 

RIP, Chewy...


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:03 PM

Sorry to hear.

 

May Jeff rest in peace.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:55 AM

Obituary: Jeffrey A. Bates

 

July 22, 1952 - March 31, 2017

 

Montgomery, NY

Jeffrey A. Bates, 64 of Montgomery, NY, passed away on March 31, 2017.

 

Jeffrey was born in Glendale, NY on July 22, 1952 to George and Eva (Leiss) Bates.

 

Jeffrey was a superintendent for 30 years with the New York City Transit Authority. Jeff's passions in life were street rods, slot car racing, RV camping and his grandchildren.

 

Jeffrey is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia; devoted children: Rachel and her husband, Jason Foley, Melissa and her husband, James Schneider, and his step daughter, Gina and her husband, Wardell Perry; cherished grandchildren: Emily Schneider, Jeffrey and Kyle Foley, Trysten, Preston, Austin and Lilah Perry; he was a loving brother to George (Carol) Bates. Jeffrey was predeceased by his first wife, Jane E. Bates and his granddaughter, Lindsay Marie Schneider.

 

Visitation hours will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 4, at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY. Chapel service will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, April 5, also at David T. Ferguson Funeral Home with interment to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Washingtonville, NY.

 

Donations in Jeffrey's memory can be made to the American Cancer Societywww.cancer.org. To leave an online condolence for the family visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com.


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