In Memory

George Raines

George Raines

George T. Raines

Batavia — George T. Raines, 90, a retired teacher and coach at Batavia Public Schools from 1949 to his retirement in 1984, died Wednesday (Sept. 12, 2012) at Crossroads House in Batavia.

He attended Canandaigua Institute and graduated from Brockport State College in 1949. While at Brockport he met his future wife, Marie Emerling, and married on Aug. 27, 1949. Mrs. Raines died June 25, 2010. Both he and his wife loved golf and were former members of Stafford Country Club. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph’s Church. In 2005, he was inducted into the Batavia Blue Devils Athletic Hall of Fame.

A veteran of World War II he served with the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1945. He was a pharmacist’s mate stationed in Seattle, Wash.

In addition to his late wife, Marie, he was predeceased by his siblings, Guy M. Raines Jr., Margaret O’Brien and Virginia Moore.

Survivors include a son, Tim Raines of Marietta, Ga.; and a daughter, Maureen (Sal) Palatiere of Spring, Texas. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Benjamin Palatiere and Allison (Daniel) Herrin; also nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior visitation. Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Parish St. Joseph Church, 303 East Main St., Batavia. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, 6657 Mill St., Boston, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway West, Amherst, NY 14228; or Crossroads House, P.O. Box 403, Batavia, NY 14021.