Joseph W. Deats – September 17, 2017

Bristol: September 17, 2017 at age 62 years, Survived by his wife, Margaret “Maggie” Deats; 2 children, Captain Zachary (Lauren) Deats stationed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and Sarah (John) Weidenborner of Farmington. 5 grandchildren, Rebekah, Truett, Dorothy, Lennon, & Hayden. 2 brothers, John (Christina) Deats of Brockport, Rob (Andrea) Deats of Canadice
1 sister, Lisa (Roger) Merlau of Wayland. mother-in-law & father-in-law, Sylvia & Willie Mastin of Honeoye. nieces, Taylor & Anna, nephews, Bob & Ben. Also, special cousins, Carl Copeland  & Craig Deats.
He was a long time Boy Scout Leader for Honeoye Troop #58, member of the Bristol Fire Dept. and the Ontario County Hazmat team.
 Friends may call Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, 2 – 4, 7 – 9 pm. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home, Inc. 8624 Main St. Route 20A, Honeoye, NY. Funeral Services Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Bristol Fire Hall, 4350 Route 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bristol Volunteer Fire Dept. 4350 Route 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424. To send condolences, please visit:              

23 thoughts on “Joseph W. Deats – September 17, 2017

  1. He was great classmate. I really admired his dedication to the boy scouts and the fire department, He will be greatly missed. Thinking of you Maggie and the whole family

  2. Maggie and family, May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers and thoughts are being sent to you. So sorry for your loss.

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family and fiends (Proverbs 17:17). For additonal strength, may you find it in God who cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). Please accept our deepest condolences.

  4. Maggie and entire family,
    Joe will be missed. He touched many lives and leaves a great legacy. He will always be remembered in our house from troop #58. Some quotes from Damon and Dale were “Joe was a good dude”; “Only dude cool enough to rock a purple butterfly tattoo on his chest! Bad ass.” The boys and Dave always enjoyed his company. We are glad to have worked with him in scouting and enjoyed his humor and fun loving personality. Always was lots of fun.

  5. Our heart goes out to the whole Deats family for their lost. Joe was a good man. He will be missed.

  6. I have known Joe since I was about 11 years old . We meet at 4H Camp . We shared many a wild summer and later fun times in Springwater and Naples . As Joe will live on through my fond memories may he do the same through all of yours. Travel in peace Joe .

  7. Deets Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It truly was a pleasure to have known Joe!

  8. Dear Maggie and Family – so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was a terrific guy – great sense of humor. Our deepest condolences to you all. May God give you comfort as you go thru this trial.

  9. Dear Maggie, Zack, Sarah, Rob, Lisa, and to everyone who loved Joe : We have lost a wonderful person. But we can all find comfort in knowing that he was a happy man! Joe married the love of his life, and she gave him 2 wonderful children. He lived to see his grandchildren ! Yes, he is gone too soon…. but he touched so many lives and has left us with many wonderful memories that should make us smile through our tears. Joe made a ripple in all of our lives. It is up to us to do the same ,so that a wave of love, decency, integrity and caring makes a difference in the whole community. May God bless his family and give them peace.
    Debbie and Keith Klink

  10. Great fun guy to work with. Always had a funny story. ..and a great mustache. Godspeed Joe.

    Your friend Bill in Pittsburgh (and Florida)

  11. My deepest sympathy to you Maggie and your family. So sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. Always know how much others care. God bless you.

  12. I wish I could be there in person but will be there in spirit. I have a lot of fond memories of Joe.

  13. Dear Maggie ,Sarah, Zach and extended family of Joe Deats,
    My heartfelt sympathy to all of you at the loss of your wonderful Joe.
    There are not adequate words to express
    my sadness for you.
    He was taken from you way too soon.
    I loved seeing Joe because he always took
    time to talk , smile and listen.
    The Earth has lost one of its’ brightest lights.
    Cheryl Alger

  14. Such a great uncle and amazing, inspirational person. We will miss you so much!
    Always in our hearts.

  15. Rob and family
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  16. So sorry for your loss, Joe was a hoot in high school. Looks like he had a wonderful family and life.


  17. One of the best he will be missed but his brothers in the fire service will never forget him. Rest in peace my friend.

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