GATES - Michael James Of Hamburg, NY, December 4, 2012, beloved husband of Mary M. (nee Fennell) Gates; devoted father of Kaelyn E., Leigh Ann and Allyson Tayler Gates; son of George C. and the late Dawn L. (nee Schneider) Gates; brother of Melvin G. (Cindy) Gates and Odella (Joseph) Madeja; also survived by many relatives and dear friends. Relatives and friends may visit the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd., 646-5555) Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where prayers will be said Friday at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary of the Lake Church at 10:30 AM. Interment Lakeside Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Gates was a past Chief and Life Member of the Lake Shore Vol. Fire Company, Inc. and a member of the Lake Shore Vol. Fire Co. Exempts and past President of the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen among many other organizations. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Shore Vol. Fire Co. Benevolent Assoc. Please share condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com
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Published in the Buffalo News from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012