Paul W. Gates Thursday, January 7, 1932 - Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Hudson, Fla.- Paul W. Gates. 85, of , Beacon Woods Drive, Hudson, Fla., passed away, Wednesday, May 3 , 2017 at the Brookwood Assisted Living Facility in Hudson. He was born January 7 1932 in the Town of Coldspring, NY, the son of the late Henry Whitney Gates and Florence Blanche Buvoltz Gates. Mr. Gates was a 1950 graduate of Randolph Central School. He had owned and operated Gates Distribution in Montgomery, Alabama, where he sold wholesale Furniture and he later worked and retired from Levitz Furniture Store in Atlanta, Ga., He and Gloria had a love for music which began with their singing as a family. It culminated into a family album, “The Gates family Sings” in 1969. He loved his family dearly and will always be remembered for his humor and his tender heart. Paul and his late wife Gloria had attended the First Baptist Church of New Port Rickey, Fla. Paul is survived by a daughter, Paula Gates (Mike Patrick) of Deatsville, Ala., four sons Dennis Gates (Vicki) of Newnan, Ga., Robert Gates (Lynne) of Marietta, Ga., Kevin Gates ( Faith) of Chattanooga, TN., Stephen Gates of Canton, Ga., 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Additionally survived by a brother, Richard (Hazel) Gates of Steamburg, NY, three sisters; Edith (Merle) Fisher of Steamburg, Beverly Jean Sutton of Badaxe, Michigan and Alfreda Roulo. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Gloria Dalrymple Gates, whom he married on October 21, 1950 and who preceded him on January 31, 2016 and a brother Norman Gates. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 9, 201 in the First Baptist Church of Randolph, Randolph, NY, where the family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior. John Condon, Deacon of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Steamburg Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation (www.alz.org) Arrangements are entrusted to the VanRensselaer & Son Funeral Home, Randolph. To leave a condolence log onto: www.vanrensselaerandsonfuneralhome.com

Paul was a good man who I knew from school days at Randolph Central.

May God grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.