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Clyde L. Gates Sr.


Clyde L. Gates Sr., 99, of Hernando, Florida and formerly of Middletown, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years Margaret (Machamer).

He was the son of the late Jesse Gates and Elsie (Wagner) of Lewistown, Pa.

Surviving are a son, Clyde Jr., daughter Holly (John) Garnish, daughter Cheri Milono, five grandchildren, Michelle Stevens, Kelly Garnish, Lisa Wetten, Kristin Saraceno and Erika Kelley, and seven great-grandchildren.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII having served in the Pacific Theater aboard LST824.

He was retired from Honeywell Controls with 27 years of service and was a member of Pipefitters Local 520 for 65 years. He was a member of Valley Baptist Church of Middletown whose pastor, Jerry Cowan and longtime church friend Bill Eynon were in constant contact with him until the end.

Services are being handled in Hernando Florida at the convenience of his daughter Cheri, with whom he resided.