GATES, Dorothy (Bogatay) "Dot" 85, of Largo, formerly of Bethel Park, PA, died peacefully on Jan. 23, 2012. Born in Cuddy, PA on Jan. 7, 1927, to the late Frank & Christine (Guzel) Bogatay, Dorothy is survived by her husband of 62 years Emery J. Gates; son, Jon (Jody Boehm) Gates of Bluffton, IN; daughter-in-law Jennifer (Boehm) Gates of Bethel Park, PA; grandchildren Kelli, Joseph & Molly Gates, Anna Christine (David) Dohrmann, and great-grandson Thomas. Also surviving are Alice Baumgartner and Rosella Giehll, Victor & Rose (Mariano) Gates, Lori (Gary) Youler, Diane Bogatay; nieces & nephews, and dear friends Chuck & Elaine Watson, Dan Zak, and Jan Boehm. Dorothy was a charter member of St. Matthew's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by son, Gerald; siblings, Frank, Helen, and Lawrence Bogatay & Ann Marone. Memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.Donations to the Chronic Disease Fund or other charity.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Jan. 26, 2012