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James W. 'Rusty' Gates | Obituary

James W. 'Rusty' Gates

James W. Gates died March 30, 2011 in Bellevue. He was 88.

Mr. Gates was born on Sept. 9, 1922 in Marionville, Mo., to Walter H. Gates and Mary Pearl Gates.

He served in World War II as an air traffic controller in the Pacific Theater and later worked for the FAA.

He is survived by his wife, Penny M. Gates; sons, Richard James Gates and Stanley Floyd Gates; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

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