Harold R. Gates

August 18, 1932 - April 25, 2019

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Harold R. Gates, 86, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio after a short illness. He was born on August 18, 1932 in Havana, Ohio to the late Leo and Alberta (Bauman) Gates.

Harold worked and retired from CSX Transportation in Willard where he was a carman for 46 years. He very much enjoyed family gatherings and playing a friendly game of poker. He also enjoyed his farm and deer hunting.

He is survived by his children, Janet (Joseph) Androsac, Gerald Gates, and Jean (Dennis) Davis, all of Willard; granddaughter, Amanda (Dan) Bowser; great grandchildren, Nickolas and Allyson Bowser; half brother, Norbert Gates; and half sister, Deborah Gates.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Don and Richard Gates; and stepmother, Erma Gates.

There will be no services at this time but a small family gathering will be held at a later time following cremation. Memorial contributions can be made to Stein Hospice in Sandusky. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.


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Julie Craven-Cox-Bashore - Apr 29, 2019
Janet , Jeanne, and Gerry, My thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to follow.
Rosie Amerine - Apr 29, 2019
Janet, Jeannie and Gerry I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
Marianne & Curt Capelle - Apr 27, 2019
To the family You have our deepest sympathy. Miss the days when he and Dad would visit and the cards he sent us at Christmas. We'll miss him. May he rest in peace. Sincerely Marianne & Curt Capelle
Robert M Bauman - Apr 26, 2019
Mary Jean and I are so saddened to receive this news. I was hoping to see him at the next Bauman reunion. I thought about him oten through the years. I always enjoyed our family visits with Don, Herald, and Richard back in the what I call the "Havana days." Our sympathy to all the family.