Backus Gatas, 63, of North Tonawanda on March 6, 2019 after a long illness. Beloved father of Kayla (Mark Simpson) Gatas. Dear triplet brother of Joseph Gatas and Marie (Garrett) Whittall, and Michael (Olga) Gatas, Bud (Gail) Gatas and Remonda Nowosielski. He was best friend to Mario Gregori and Jim “Fin” Finsterbach. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends received by the family on Sunday 4-8 p.m. at the Brunner Funeral Home, 156 Robinson St., North Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa on Monday morning at 9:30. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Backus worked for many years at Acacia Park Cemetery. After retirement he worked in landscaping for Frank’s Landscaping and then on his own. He loved to golf, fish and play horseshoes with his friends.
The family requests that memorials be made to help with funeral expenses.