CARTHAGE, NY – Dale A. Gates, 68, passed away Tuesday evening, April 2, 2019, at SUNY Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse with his family by his side.
Born Feb. 7, 1951, in Carthage, NY, a son of the late Bernard E. and Marjorie L. Norton Gates, he graduated in 1969 from Carthage Central School.
He was employed with Climax Manufacturing for a time. He then went on to work at Blue Seal Feeds, Inc. as a track shed operator and assistant mechanic until his retirement.
He married Elizabeth “Betty” Doyle on Nov. 6, 1971.
Dale was a past member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Carthage and is a current member of the Carthage First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed hunting, leather craft, fishing and traveling. He also loved spending time on the river with his family and friends and watching his grandchildren’s sporting and music events.
He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 48 years, Betty; a daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Kevin Barber of Carthage; and two grandchildren, Nora and Jacob Barber. He is predeceased by his parents, Bernard and Marjorie Gates and a brother, Larry Gates.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Carthage First Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be held in Sunnyside Cemetery, Naumburg.
Donations in Dale’s memory may be made to the Mission’s Fund at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene, 960 State St, Carthage, NY 13619.
Arrangements are entrusted to Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.