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Richard A. Gates

January 13, 1937 ~ November 16, 2021 (age 84) 84 Years Old



Richard A. Gates age 84 of Parkman Township passed away at home on November 16, 2021, surrounded by his beloved family.  Born January 13, 1937, in Troy Township to Vernon and Bertha Gates. He attended Troy school and then Middlefield High School.  Richard graduated in 1955. He joined the Army Reserve serving for six years. He joined his father in the family construction business known as Gates Construction.  At his dad’s retirement Richard took over the business, and later his son Ronald Gates joined as a partner.

Richard was an avid fisherman and went to Canada every year to fish with his friends, and 3 sons, and later with his 3 grandsons. He also loved snowmobiling and 4 wheeling.  He shared many vacations especially cruises with his wife Beverly.

     He leaves behind his wife Beverly of 59 years, three sons, Rick Gates (Christine), Ronald Gates (Nicole) and Randall W. Gates. Grandchildren Brian Gates (fiancé Emmie), Nicholas Gates (Alina), Anna Gates, Dr. Samantha Bosak (Frank), and Matthew Gates. Cousins Elizabeth Hagen and Joseph Hagen (Susan), and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Bertha Gates, and his brother Dale Gates.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Sara Hershberger for her compassionate care and love to Richard the last four years.

A Private Family Funeral Service was held. It will be live streamed at 11:00 AM on YouTube and Facebook, Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In Lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to:

Parkman Congregational Church.  18265 Madison Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062.  or

Parkman Fire Department.  16299 Main Market Rd   West Farmington, OH 44491



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Private Services

Video is available for this event


Parkman Congregational Church
18265 Madison Road, Middlefield OH 44080

Parkman Fire Dept.
16299 Main Market Street, West Farmington OH 44491


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