Henry Gates age 67 of Rocky River, passed away
on Friday January 15, 2021 surrounded by his family.
Beloved husband of Deborah Gates (nee: Herrick) and
devoted father of Joseph Gates, Sarah Gates Thompson (Brian Thompson) and Jacqueline Gates.
Dear brother of Gordon Gates and Alvin Gates and uncle, cousin and nephew.
Henry also leaves behind many friends and his fur babies; Chloe, Lita, and Kitty and his many grand-dogs.
Henry was preceded in death by his father William Gates and step-mother Marjorie Gates,
his mother Elaine Walden and step-father Gerald Walden, and sisters Linda Gates and Rebecca Walden
A proud US Marine Corp Veteran and West Tech High School Warrior,
Henry was a hard-working, loyal entrepreneur.
He was charismatic and liked by many, often remembered by his story telling.
He loved enjoying a casual cigar or glass of whiskey with close friends.
An avid motorcyclist, Henry enjoyed cross country trips on his Harley.
He really knew how to light up a room, was always kind-hearted and would give you the shirt off his back.
Henry will be greatly missed by all.
The family will receive friends Wednesday January 20th from 5-7pm at the
CANNON LOPRESTI & CATAVOLOS FUNERAL HOME
11210 Detroit Ave. Cleveland
(FREE VALET PARKING AT MAIN ENTRANCE)
**There is a limit of 25 people at one time in our chapel.**
**We kindly ask guests to extend sympathies to the family and exit in a timely fashion.**
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday January 21st
at St. Christopher Church
20141 Detroit Rd. Rocky River
(PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH)
**We ask that social distancing be observed and masks are required for all services.**
Due to Covid restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
The family requests no flowers and would prefer donations be made in Henry's name to:
the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter
9500 Sweet Valley Dr. Cleveland, OH 44125
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PO Box 98018 Washington D.C, 20090-8018
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