Walter Lewis CATES

News Death Notice

CATES, Walter Lewis Age 86 of Fairfield, passed away on Sunday April 13, 2014 at Mercy Hospital of Fairfield. He was born on March 6, 1928 in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late Albert H. and Marietta (Snedeker) Cates. On January 7, 1953 he married Juanita Hanks and she preceded him in death on June 6, 2007. Walter was an Inspector for Champion Paper retiring after 42 years of service and also worked as a Real Estate agent for Century 21 for 10 years. Walter was very active with the Boy Scouts, Little League Baseball and Champion Youth League and was a past member of Champion Management Association and Champion Old Timers. He is survived by his four children, Albert (Joyce) Cates, David (Heidi) Patterson and William (Cindy) Patterson; grandchildren, Jacquie Todd, Alex Patterson, Ryan Patterson, Sean Minninck, Laura Rooks and Bobby Rooks; Great grandchildren, Blaine, Brittany, Corbin, Brandon, Jordan and Sidney Rooks, Shilo Sturgeon, Joe, Jake and Julia Todd. He was also preceded in death by his daughter Cheryl A. Patterson and grandson, Sammy Todd. Funeral Ceremony will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday April 17, 2014 at the Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to services on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home. The family suggest contributions be made in his memory to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013 or Children's Hospital of Cincinnati, 3333 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, Condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Webb Noonan Kidd Funeral Home
240 Ross Ave Hamilton, OH 45013
(513) 894-9919

Published in Journal-News on Apr. 15, 2014