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Raymond W. Gates

August 25, 2021

Obituary

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 rootfuneralhome@aol.com 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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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 1, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Root Funeral Home
23 North Chenango Street
Greene, NY 13778

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 1, 2021

11:00 AM
Root Funeral Home
23 North Chenango Street
Greene, NY 13778

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