Ralph P. Gates Jr.

Park City, Utah

Jan 24, 1925 – May 7, 2018 (Age 93)


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Ralph P. Gates, Jr. Ralph Pillsbury Gates Jr. passed away on Monday May 7, 2018 at Mt. Olympus Rehabilitation Center in Salt Lake City, Utah after a battle with cancer. His son Nathan and dear friend Frances Alexander were with him when he passed peacefully. Ralph willed his body to the...

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My condolences. I remember Mr. G fondly from my days in High School hanging out with Eggy. He was a real gentleman. Would love to reconnect with Elbert...it's been far too long!

The Board of Directors of the National Orchestral Association wishes to express its appreciation to Ralph for his incredible service to our organization, both as a member of the Board, and inspiration in his ongoing project to preserve the legacy of World War II veterans. Ralph's upbeat demeanor, his can-do attitude, and his wise advice to the Board will be greatly missed. He was one of a kind, a proud American, and generous in every endeavor. He always had a kind word for everyone, including...

To Ralph's Family,

You do not know me, however, I wanted to send a note. I met Ralph at the Basin Recreation Center when he would come in to work out. We all loved seeing him, he was such a joy to talk with, an inspiring and amazing person. So sorry to hear of his passing. Your family is in my prayers.


Holley Hendrix

Ralph cared deeply about Park City, he cared deeply about our immigrant community and the changing face of the Park City demographic. He was kind and graceful...and will be missed. Abrazos Y muchas bendiciones.

Seeing Ralph was the highlight
of attending worship at Park City Community Church. We were so happy to share pew 5 with
Ralph his last day at church, a finer patriot of the Greatest Generation would be hard to find.Rest peacefully our dear friend,
Anita & JJ Cummins

Nathan and All,
Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of you father. He was a great man and true patriot. He will be missed by all. Without good Sargents,none of us would ever get our stars.
Fair winds and following seas my friend on this your last voyage!
RADM Jim Fowler USN ret

Randy, Bert, Nathan and Leigh

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
A real gentlemen, that gave so much to his family and country.
Your Dad lived life to the fullest.
Rest in Peace
Pete Catanzaro