Edward H. Bates, 81, was a New Milford resident
Mr. Bates was born May 27, 1923, in South Carolina.
He was a volunteer fireman in Danbury and Brookfield for many years. In the 1950's and early 1960's he worked for the circulation department of The News-Times in Danbury. He did radio and TV repair on the side. He also worked for Scalzo's for a few years in the parts department. After retirement, he worked part-time doing security at Duracell.
Besides his wife, Mr. Bates is survived by two sons, Edward of New Milford and Stephen and his wife Fran of Alto, N.M.; two daughters,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Milford Health & Rehabilitation Center, 19 Poplar St., New Milford, CT 06776; or to