Raymond W. Gates, 84, of Greene, passed away on Wednesday,
August 25, 2021. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Mary Gates and
sisters, Beverly Gates and Diane Sweet. Raymond is survived by his son, Scott
Gates and partner Dotti Echols of Syracuse and his children and their
partners, Alex Gates and Amy Duengfelder, and Adrienne and Bob Galasso; son and
daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Rachael Gates of KY; daughter and son-in-law,
Laura and Alden Melbourne and their son, Timothy of CA; brothers, Richard,
Charles, and Robert Gates; and numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond enlisted in
the US Navy after graduating from Binghamton North High School, and served on
the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42). Following an honorable
discharge, he married and moved to Greene, where he worked at Raymond
Corporation for close to 40 years as an engineer. He was dedicated to his wife
and family, and enjoyed reading, history, genealogy, travel, and birdwatching.
Friends of the family may pay their respects 10:00AM Wednesday, September 1 at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778 with a funeral service to follow at 11:00AM. A Zoom link will be available
the morning of the funeral service for those unable to attend in person. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an email
containing the link to join the service virtually. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.
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