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Wilburt "Bill" Crates III

Obituary for Wilburt "Bill" Crates III

November 22, 1939 - January 27, 2020
Bay Village, Ohio | Age 80

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother and Friend


Wilburt "Bill" S. Crates, III, 80, lifelong resident of Bay Village, passed away after a lengthy illness on Monday, January 27, 2020. Bill was born November 22, 1939 in Lakewood, OH to Wilburt, Jr. and Burnedette (nee Drake) Crates.
Bill is a graduate of Bay Village High School and a retiree of the Bay Village Police Department.
He enjoyed spending time boating and was a 32nd Degree Mason at the Rocky River Masonic Lodge.
Bill married his high school sweetheart, Callie (nee Phinney) on August 19, 1961; welcomed children Bill (Renee) and Carrie Crates (Bob Santen); cherished grandchildren Leslie Petrovic (Chase), Ashley Crates (Michael Kolonick) and Robert Santen; great grandchildren Marcus, Kelan, Camron, Shawn, Hunter and Ashton; and sister Beverly Creps.
Preceded in death by his parents and sister Deloris.
Private services have been held.
Cremation by BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake.

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