Charles E. Gates

February 19, 2015

Gates, Charles Obituary

Charles E. Gates, Jr., 82, Brodbeck Road, Orbisonia, PA, died at 2:10 p.m., Thursday, February, 19, 2015 at J. C. Blair Hospital, Huntingdon, PA.

Born May 20, 1932 in Petersburg, Huntingdon County, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Helen M. (Greenwalt) Gates, Sr. He was married to Jean Spooneybarger on November 11, 1955. Mrs. Gates preceded in death on March 11, 2005.

Mr. Gates is survived by a son, Steven M. Gates of LaBelle, PA and a daughter, Beth A. Robinson, and husband, Todd, of Orbisonia, PA. A daughter, Michelle L. Wible, preceded in death on May 17, 1998.

There are five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A brother, Robert B. Gates, is deceased.

Mr. Gates had formerly attended the Rockhill Church of the Brethren, Rockhill Furnace, PA.

Mr. Gates retired in 1995 from the Southern Huntingdon County School District after serving 38 years as business education teacher. He belonged to the National Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

A US Army veteran, he served in the Korean War and was a member of Madden-Wennick Post 518, American Legion, Orbisonia.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA with Pastor Robert Benson officiating. Interment will be at Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs, PA. There will be no public viewing or visitation.

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