Michael L. Gates, 66, Cooperstown

COOPERSTOWN, NY —  Michael L. Gates, 66, a longtime resident of the North Country, died Saturday evening, May 28, 2022, at the Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown after a yearlong battle with lung cancer.

Mike was born on May 1,1956, in Carthage, the son of the late Harry and Helen (Pierce) Gates of West Carthage.

Among his survivors are his son, Andrew Gates, of Baldwinsville, NY and his daughter, Sarah Gates-Millard of Turin, NY.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral services.

The Bezanilla-McGraw Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the family.

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