Richard Gates

Richard Gates

NEW WATERFORD — Richard McClelland Gates, 86, passed away Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 at the Calcutta Healthcare Center.

He was born Dec. 19, 1932 in New Castle, Pa., son of the late Victor and Mildred McClelland Gates.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. After discharge, he went on to work at Youngstown Sheet and Tube and later for Adamson’s Tank as a Welder/Fitter. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Springfield.

He is survived by two sons, Richard A. Gates and James R. Gates both of New Waterford; two daughters, Linda E. Conti of Hookstown, Pa., Anne M. Halas of New Waterford; as well as nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Anne (Norman); brother, Russell Gates and a sister, Mary Adell Paes.

The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Friday Jan. 11, 2019 at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Erin Burns officiating. A private Interment will be held at New Springfield Cemetery.