Richard C. Gates 09/27/2012

Richard C. GatesRICHARD C. GATES
Richard C. Gates, 81, of Philadelphia, died, September 27, 2012, at his home. There are no services. Richard is survived by his wife, Betty J., sons, Robert Gates, Philadelphia, Richard C. and wife Lori Gates Jr. of Gouverneur, Rick and his wife Wilma “Willie” Gates, Spring Valley, CA, daughters, Barbara J. Burns, Debra Hitchcock, Sandra M. Gates, all of Missouri, a sister, Nancy Clark Love, Hailsboro, 18 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, Harold N. Clark. Richard was born on December 28, 1930 in Gouverneur, the son of Jerome Claude and Mamie Littlbrandt Gates. He married Betty J. Gardner on December 9, 1971 at the Gouverneur United Methodist Church with the Reverend Stanley Brown officiating. Richard was in the Air Force from 1950 – 1971, while in the Air Force he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. Richard was a bindery worker at Post Publications on Fort Drum. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and camping. Contributions can be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Rest in Peace. You lived a long life with lots of experiences. You definitely enjoyed nature and working. I will miss your sense of humor. You were a great man full of all colors and uniqueness. You have touched many lives in your life and especially mine. You had a lot to offer and I am glad you were in my life for the time you were as I learned much about life and important values. You have always been in my heart and always will be. My condolences to the ones who lost their loved one, I hope you find the peace you all deserve and desire. With lots of love.

  2. Dear Betty,
    I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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