Gates, Arthur Thomas “Tom,” age 76 of Brook Park passed away peacefully on October 9, 2015 while surrounded by family. Tom is survived in life by Violet (nee Glisson-Jenkins) his beloved wife of 56 years; Loving father of Dee (Jim) Shellhorn, Tom (Karen), and Tammy; Dear brother of Betty (deceased) (Don-deceased) Haven, Bill (deceased) (Marge – deceased), Theresa (Paul) Robinson, Beverly (deceased) (Jerry) Farside, and Gary (deceased) Georgia; Cherished grandfather of Bambi, Jade, Tony, Jessie, and Brittni; Great-grandfather of Brian, Monica, Vincent, Isabelle, Jesaray, and Emma;
Veteran US Air Force and Marine Corps Reserves. Member American Legion 610 and Iris Masonic Lodge 229, Cleveland.
The family will receive friends in celebration of Tom’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel, 14200 Snow Rd, Brook Park, on Wednesday October 14th, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM; where a Funeral Service will take place at 11:30 AM on Thursday. Interment at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 1:30PM.