DeBates, August R. “Augie”

August R. “Augie” DeBates of Pine Bush, NY, formerly of Walden, NY passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center, Town of Wallkill, NY.  The son of August and Dora Coy DeBates, he was born on August 26,1934 in Walden, NY.  He was 83 years old.  He was an Air Force veteran having served during the Korean Conflict.  He was a retired fork lift operator for K & H Corrugated, Walden, NY and a former member of the Col. Bradley Hose Co. of the Walden Fire Dept.

Augie is survived by his wife, Anne Marie Felten DeBates at home; sons: Mark Merring (Eileen) of Hubert, NC; Raymond Merring (Kathy) of San Antonio, TX; Ryan Merring (Jennifer) of Keystone Heights, FL; Robert McNeely of Walden; daughters: Debbie Henry (Norman) of Walden and Tracey Rankin (Michael) of Wurtsboro; several sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother, Charles DeBates and sister, Barbara Perna.

A visitation will be held from 5-7:30 pm on Friday, June 29th at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY.  Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:30 pm at the funeral home.  Cremation was in the Cedar Hill Crematory, Newburgh.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Ct., Newburgh, NY  12550

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3 Condolences to “DeBates, August R. “Augie””

  1. I will forever remember Uncle Bob…that voice! I remember going to Walden as a child and visiting aunt Edna and Uncle Bob having a cookout…just little kids back then. My mom Pat would tell me so many stories from when she and uncle Bob were young. He will be missed so much. Soar Uncle Bob the heavens await you! Love Jojo

  2. James and Jeanne Hillery says:

    Augie was our dear friend we spent many good times with him, we laughed together and cried together. He was a good and kind man. All you had to do was hear his strong voice and you knew he entered the room. Great memories of times spent with him and Anne-Maries at many Family reunions and times spent at their home in Walden. Our hearts are heavy today and we send prayers of comfort to Anne-Marie, Ryamond, Ryan and Mark and also to Augies Girls. He was a good man husband and father. Rest in peace Augie, you will live on forever in our hearts and memory.

  3. Jean Mullen says:

    So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing him.
    He will be missed by all who knew him.
    Sincere sympathy and prayers for you at this sad time.