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December 9, 2011 - 5:12pm

David V. Gates

posted by Joshua Smith.

Batavia- Mr. David V. Gates, 70, office manager at Statewide Machinery in Rochester died Friday, December 9, 2011at Highland Health System, in Rochester following a brief illness.

Mr. Gates was born February 10, 1941 in Weedsport, NY, the son of the late Charles and Ruth Tucker Gates.

He was a sales associate for Bob Harris Realty in Batavia, a member of Stafford Country Club, the Polish Falcons and formerly belonged to the BPO Elks and the St. Nick’s Club.  Always conscientious about physical fitness and exercising he was most proud of his “Silver Sneakers” award presented to him by the YMCA.  He was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and always enjoyed attending the games.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia F. Bielowicz Gates whom he married November 9, 1963.

Survivors also include one son; Craig (Tina) Gates; two daughters; Kim (Philip) Marcello and Kristen (Todd) Gates, all  of Batavia; one brother, Daryl (Laura) Gates of Michigan and one sister, Sarah (Kenneth) Walker of Ithaca, NY. He was the grandfather of Alex and A. J. Marcello, Calla Gates and Colton and Macey Martin.  He was the brother of the late Roger Gates.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at H.E. Turner & Co. Funeral Home, 403 E. Main St., Batavia.  Services will be at 11:00 AM, Monday, December 12, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Batavia, 306 E. Main Street, Batavia.  Memorials may be made to American Lung Association Of Western New York, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14620 or the American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624.  Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.   

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