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James E.

June 7, 1945 – July 4, 2019

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Obituary for James E. Gates

In Loving Memory of James E. Gates
July 4, 2019

James E. Gates, 74, of Mexico, NY; died on Wednesday, July 4, 2019 at the Oneida Centers in Utica, NY. He was born in Mexico, NY; son of the late, Kenneth and Marion Hotaling Gates. Jim was a US Army Veteran, serving from 1965-1967. He was a Mechanic, employed by New York State.

He was pre-deceased by, his wife, Clarice H. “Hula” Gates, in 2003; along with brothers Jack, Pete, Louie and Raymond; and sisters, Shirley and Sheila.

Jim is survived by, his son, James A. (Lorie) Gates, of Mexico, NY; his daughter, Bridget (Josh Pierce) Gates, of Apollo Beach, FL; his grandson, Jacob; his sister, Patricia (Gordon) Rice, of Mexico, NY.

Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019 in the Vermillion Cemetery. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will immediately follow from the Mexico VFW Edick-Hamlink Post #369, 5930 Scenic Avenue, Mexico, NY.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Jim’s memory to the Oneida Centers, 1445 Kimball Street, Utica, NY or the Mexico VFW Edick-Hamlink Post #369, 5930 Scenic Avenue, Mexico, NY.

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Service Information

Friday, July 12, 2019 5:00pm
Vermillion Cemetery
220 Johnson Road
Mexico, New York 13114

Reception Information

Friday, July 12, 2019 6:00pm
Mexico VFW - Post #369
5930 Scenic Ave
Mexico, New York 13114
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