GATES, THOMAS A., 48, fortified with the sacraments of Holy Mother Church, (July 15, 2013). Beloved husband of Mary Gates (nee Lally); loving father of Tess, Kevin, Juliana, James, Colleen, and Paul Gates; dear son of William and Jacqueline Gates; dear brother of Timothy (Melinda) and Christopher (Heather) Gates; dear nephew, uncle, cousin, son-in law, brother-in law and friend.
Tom graduated from the university of Notre Dame (class of 1986), served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1986 to 1994 and was a UPS pilot since 1994.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, 1395 Girard Dr with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Ratterman Brothers Funeral Home East Louisville, 12900 Shelbyville Rd.
Masses preferred, or contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul of St. Albert's parish or The Schuhmann Center for the Homeless and Needy, 730 E. Gray St., Louisville, KY, 40202.
Published in The Courier-Journal from July 17 to July 19, 2013