Dreyfuss Clem Bates Sr.

Aug 26, 1935 - Nov 11, 2019


Dreyfuss Sr passed away peacefully November 11, 2019 in Martinez CA.
He was born on August 26, 1935 in Woodland Texas to Samuel and Ceola Bates.
Dreyfuss attended Woodland High school once he graduated, he joined the United States Navy and served 20 years from 1954 to1974.

While in the Navy he was stationed in Yokosuka Japan, where he met and married Akiyo his beautiful wife in 1960. To their union they were blessed with a son Dreyfuss Jr. The family eventually moved to Honolulu Hawaii where they lived for a few years before settling in Sacramento, CA.

While in Sacramento Dreyfuss worked for the U.S. Postal service and later retired in 1996. As a resident of Sacramento, he enjoyed living life to the fullest. He loved spending time with his family, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, playing bingo and listening to soulful music. He will be missed by his loving family and many friends.

He is survived by his Son; Dreyfuss Jr, Granddaughters; Aiko and Kimiko, Daughter in-law; Raquel. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. Dear friend to many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Samuel K. Bates and Ceola Bates, His wife; Akiyo Bates, Brothers; Samuel Bates, Arrie Bates, Wilford Bates, Sisters; Mary Searcy, Birdie Bates.

Dreyfuss will be missed but never forgotten. He was a wonderful man who loved life and his family. Our love for him will live in our hearts forever.

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