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George A. Tate Jr.


1945 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
George A. Tate Jr. Obituary
HORSEHEADS - George A. Tate Jr., 68, of Horseheads, N.Y., formerly of Wellsville, N.Y., passed away on Friday (Aug. 16, 2013) at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

George was born July 14, 1945, in Wellsville, N.Y., the son of the late George A. and Evangeline Dwyer Tate Sr. Due to the death of George's parents in August 1951 and February 1952, when he was a child, George was raised by his uncle and aunt,

Augustine "Gus" and Gertrude Dwyer Padden. George was raised with their children as a brother to the Padden children. He graduated from Wellsville High School Class of 1963 and received his Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Brockport and his Master's Degree from Elmira College. George was three credits from completing his Doctorate Degree. He was a Veteran of The Vietnam War serving his country with The U.S. Army.

George married his wife, Rosalie Anne "Skip" Vosburgh Tate, on Jan. 11, 1974, and they would have celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on Jan. 11, 2014. He was a retired Math and Technology Teacher, having retired from The Horseheads Central School System. He was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, N.Y., and a Fourth Degree Knight with The Knights of Columbus. George was an avid sportsman and member of The North Forty Hunting Club and The Huntsville Hilton in Wellsville, N.Y., and a member of The Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297. He and his wife were former members of The Corning Country Club.

George is survived by his beloved wife, Rosalie Anne "Skip" Vosburgh Tate; daughter and son-in-law, Beth Vosburgh and John Corbett of Homestead, Fla.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Sylvia Benasutti Padden of Rochester, N.Y., and Brian and Marilyn McLaughlin Padden of Murphy, Texas; sister, Maureen Padden Cooper of Wellsville, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Virginia Spry of West Corners, N.Y., and Grace Marie Bystricky of Endicott, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, N.Y., on Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2013) from 1-3 p.m. George's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. Gravesite Committal Services will be held on Wednesday (Aug. 21, 2013) at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Wellsville, N.Y., where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Tate.

The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember George through memorial donations to The Kelley M. Cooper Memorial Scholarship c/o Immaculate Conception School 24 Maple Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895, The Elks National Foundation and Major Projects, c/o Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, 6 Prospect Hill Road Horseheads, NY 14845, or Care First (formerly Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830, and The Disabled American Veterans.
Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on Aug. 18, 2013
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