Published 12:00 am Friday, January 15, 2010

Mr. Tom Bator, 71, of Ashland, went home to be with our Lord Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, from King’s Daughters Medical Center.
Mr. Bator was born Jan. 5, 1939. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton John and Lena Fernicoli Bator of New Jersey.
He was employed with the Ashland Bus System and was a former employee of TTA Bus of Huntington, W.Va. He was affiliated with the El Hasa Shrine of Ashland, a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of the Masonic Lodge of Ironton, Ohio, and a lifelong member of the NRA. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Huntington Calligraphy Guild and Teamsters 505 of Huntington.
Mr. Bator is survived by his wife, Debbie Bryan Bator of Huntington; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Mary Jane Bator of Houston, Texas; his sons, Josh (Shelli) Bator of Ironton and Adam Bator of Mississippi; his daughters, Michelle Bator of New Jersey and Nicole Bator of London, England; stepsons, J.D. Cyrus, Tyler Bryan and Todd Bryan, all of Huntington; a stepdaughter, Rachel Jones of Ashland; two beloved grandchildren, Jonas Bator and Kylie Barcus; and three stepgrandchildren, Lindsey, Morgan and Madison Jones.
A memorial service will be 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday at Sharon Baptist Church in Ironton. Tom dedicated his body to the Marshall University School of Medicine. Tom will be greatly missed by his family and friends. “The truly educated never graduate..” “Push Beyond the Expected.”

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