Ernest H. Gates, age 92, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough following a long illness. He was born in Augusta, ME on May 1, 1927 a son of the late Ernest and Dorothy (Regan) Gates.
Following his high school graduation, Ernest Joined the US Army.
Mr. Gates then entered the Merchant Marines and later worked for the State of Maine.
He was pre-deceased by a son, Stephen Gates; a brother, David Gates and four sisters: Jacqueline Reichert, Kay Coleman, Norma Arbour and Barbara Lombardo.
Mr. Gates is survived by a son, Glenn Gates of Parker, CO; a daughter, Melodee Sidebottom of Parker, CO; a brother, Larry Gates of Athens, TX; a sister, Gloria Gates of Augusta; three grandchildren: Crystal and Amber Gates and Kelsee Sidebottom as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
At his request, there will be no public visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 2 PM at the East Readfield Cemetery, Plains Rd., Readfield.
Those who desire may make donations in Ernest’s memory to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME, 04074.