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George Wallace Gates

October 15, 1926 January 18, 2014
George Wallace Gates
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Obituary for George Wallace Gates

George W. Gates, 87, of Milford, MI, died peacefully on January 18, 2014.

He was born in Detroit, MI, on October 15, 1926. George graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1943 and immediately enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the USS New Jersey battleship until June 1946. George attended the University of Detroit from 1946-49. He married Betty Runstadtler, the love of his life and devoted wife of 64 years, in 1949. George is survived by his wife and three children and a granddaughter: Victoria (Art) Lofton, of Huntington Beach, CA; George Gates, Jr., of Highland, MI; Nancy (Ron) Pearson, of Bainbridge Island, WA; and Marylynne Gates, of Phoenix, AZ.

A viewing will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Milford, MI from 1:00 � 9:00 pm on Monday, January 20. The funeral service will be at the funeral home at 10:30 am on Tuesday, January 21, followed by burial at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. A luncheon for friends and family at the American Legion Hall in Milford, MI will begin at 1:00 pm. For further information please phone 248-684-6645.


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