Born and raised in Amsterdam, Holland, Lia visited area schools and shared her memories of her childhood classmate, Anne Frank.
Lia married her late husband Paul Bates and raised five children in Skaneateles, where she lived for 64 years. They are Richard (Elisa), Paulia (Frank), Pamela (Jeff), Peter (Rose), and Christopher (Yolanda), 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nieces and nephews.
Contributions can be made to St. James Episcopal Church.
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