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Collin Bates '08 Passes Away

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It is with a very heavy heart that I post this news item about the death of Collin P. Bates, a member of the OHS Class of 2008. His obituary appears below in its entirety.
ORONO - Collin P. Bates, 19, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. He was born April 24, 1990, in Bangor, the son of Peter and Constance (Smith) Bates. Collin graduated from Orono High School in 2008. He attended the University of Maine and planned on joining the Marine Corps this fall. Collin was very passionate about everything he was involved in, especially football. He had the most fabulous sense of humor and always brought smiles to everyone's faces. Collin had a big appetite and could down McDonald's cheeseburgers like nobody's business. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, track and playing fetch with Sophie. Collin always had a zest for life and he always made every day count. He made each day he was with us seem more like a blessing than a right. In addition to his parents, Collin is survived by two sisters, Jessica Elizabeth Bates and Alyssa Marie Bates; grandparents, Ronald and Joan Smith of West Lawn, Pa., and Wesley and Carmella Bates of Benedicta; aunts and uncles, Fred Bates, Michelle Klam and her husband, Dorian, Erin Letourneau and her husband, Stephen, Michael Smith and his wife, Gemma, and Steven Smith and his wife, Elaine; 11 cousins; and all his "buds" from Orono High. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Brookings-Smith, LaBeau Chapel, 72 Main St., Orono. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Resurrection of the Lord Parish, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 89 Main St., Orono. Interment will be afterward at Riverside Cemetery, Bennoch Road, Orono. Those wishing to remember Collin in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Collin Bates Scholarship Fund, care of Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Drive, Orono ME 04473. Condolences to the family may be expressed at