William Gates Sr.
1925 - 2020
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William Gates Sr. was a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates.

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Published in the Pensacola News Journal on Sep. 16, 2020.
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September 21, 2020
Thank you for your service to our country. Rest In Peace.
Washington State
September 20, 2020
I will alway remember his great kindness and considerate nature. Receiving his handwritten holiday note dated December 25th just to thank me for a holiday business gift. He would notice me at restaurants or at fundraisers and stop by my table just to say hello.

A role model for all, authentic, true gentleman, a big man with a big heart.

Joseph Michael Gyulay - Palm Beach
Joseph Michael Gyulay
Friend
September 20, 2020
I am sorry for your loss. The passing of our parents is one of the hardest things we have to do as an adult. You all are in my thoughts and my prayers
Randy Ecker
September 20, 2020
My condolences to the family. I met your father in the 60's when he would attend board meetings at our company, Interface mechanism's. Sometime he would bring his teenage son.
Jerry Zentz
September 20, 2020
RIP BROTHER, YOU DID GOOD....

MIKE, TYLER, TX
mike cromer
Friend
September 19, 2020
Bill Gates was a gentle giant and a compassionate human being. It was my honor as District Governor to welcome Bill Gates, Jr. to Seattle Rotary Club #4 with Todd Summerfelt presiding as President. Todd asked why he hadn't joined Rotary earlier; he said "no one asked." A powerful lesson for us all. His wonderful book on Showing Up for Life is worth many re-readings; a short biography full of life lessons learned. A kind and humble man, he will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.
At Seattle #4 Rotary's 100th anniversary, Bill Gates, Jr. introduced his son, the centennial speaker, Bill Gates III, as "the greatest philanthropist in the history of the world.” He pinned Trey as an honorary Rotarian later at that meeting. A kind and humble man, he will be missed by those who were blessed to know him.
John Jacob Zucker Gardiner
Acquaintance
September 19, 2020
Dear Gates's Family Rory and I sincerely extend our condolences's on the loss of Bill Gates's Dad.he'll surely be missed very very much.and may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
September 19, 2020
Bill lll looks just like Bill ll. Bill Sr seemed like his son ,kind , Proud , and loving of other people.
Marty Yurkovic
Acquaintance
September 19, 2020
My condolences.
September 19, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
C T
September 19, 2020
Heartfelt sympathies to the family
George
September 19, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you family, may God give you peace.
September 18, 2020
Sad to hear,
I am sorry for your loss.
Art Gates II
Friend
September 18, 2020
BG :Sr will be missed as nonagenarian with condolences to his friends and family!
September 18, 2020
My condolences go to the family and dear friends of Mr. Gates. The planet and its inhabitants are immeasurably enriched because of him.
John Kay
September 18, 2020
There has never been a better manager of the bill and melinda gates foundation than when Wm Gates Sr was at the helm. After reading your obituary, i agree, who better than your son knew who the "real" bill gates was. Hopefully, you will be reunited in heaven not only with him, but with all you other loved ones as well. RIP
wendy wisniewski
September 18, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the Gates family, truly sorry for your loss, may God be with you as you go through this most difficult time of your loss.
September 18, 2020
My condolences go out to the family of Mr Gates. So sorry for your loss.
Lee
September 17, 2020
Wonderful Person
Superb Lawyer
Remarkable Life
Rest in eternal peace
Ron Newman
Friend
September 17, 2020
Mourn with deep grief the death of William Gates Sr. Rest Well in Paradise, thoughts and prayers to the family
Ivan Chou
Student
September 17, 2020
condolences to all
patrick wolf
September 17, 2020
sincere condolences Gates family and friends
Mark
Acquaintance
September 17, 2020
Actually is a great lost to bill Jr and the rest of the family and also a great lost to we the rest of the peoples here, benefiting from all his kindness that we will never forged, a great hero sr bill may your soul rest in peace. Mahmood Ahmad musa.+2348121209537
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Significant_other
September 17, 2020
May god bless you for all of your contributions to our great people
Chris Aylward
Acquaintance
September 17, 2020
With deepest sorrow to the family of Mr. William Gates, Sr. He left an indelible mark on the world that lives on through his work and his family. May the peace of God be with each one of you.
September 17, 2020
Mr. Gates and Family... My sincere condolences for your loss. May you and your family find peace and healing in the days ahead.
Bill Sneed
Friend
September 17, 2020
This man must have been extraordinary. His charitable philosophy which he passed on to his children impacted millions. R.I.P sir. Your legacy will continue.
Tania Cruz
September 17, 2020
we lost a great man in william gates. my symathy to the family.
dean gates
September 17, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gates many times as an employee of the Olympic Hotel in the 80's, a true gentleman.
Michael Aletto
September 17, 2020
I offer my sincere condolences to Bill and Melinda Gates in the loss of your beloved father. What a beautiful legacy he has left for you. May your fond memories and the comfort from God help you cope during this difficult time. Philippians 4:7
Chris
September 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Barbara Wisbey
September 16, 2020
Gates Family
So sorry for your tremendous loss. Words are never enough. Prayers are for his kindly soul.
Trifone Family
Friend
September 16, 2020
Bill & I became acquainted through our work with the Washington State Bar Association and the ABA House of Delegates. Bill never lost his Bremerton roots, and was always a kind, welcoming, interested, friendly, helpful and caring person for a small town practitioner in Little Norway. He was a big time lawyer - and human - with small town care, empathy and compassion. Bill left a big mark on the world, and those who had the good fortune to know him.
Jeff Tolman
Friend
September 16, 2020
Rest Well in Paradise Mr. Gates, thoughts and prayers to the family...
Westwood Area MEMPHIS, TN
September 16, 2020
RIP my friend. You have lived a long life.
September 16, 2020
My Deepest Sympathies
Scott Chamberland
September 16, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Gates family!!
He will be greatly missed for making our state and our world a better place!! He also had faith in Heritage University and helped so many grateful students!! Rest in peace
Bertha Ortega
September 16, 2020
Gilbert Anselmi
September 16, 2020
What a wonderful generous man and you, his son, following in his footsteps. The world is better for this unbelievable generosity which continues. Now that he is in Heaven, may you be able to smile when you think of your father.
Patricia Comerford
September 16, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My heartfelt condolences to the family's
September 16, 2020
Bill, I'm sorry for your loss.
September 16, 2020
May the memories carry you through this very difficult time.My condolences to the family. May God fulfill his promise of binding up the brokenhearted. (Isa 61:1.)
Jan Deer
September 16, 2020
What an amazing man he was. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult period.
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