The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 25, 2013

James A. "Schmell" Gates

The Tribune-Democrat

JOHNSTOWN — GATES – James A. “Schmell,” 75, Johnstown, died Jan. 23, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Jan. 31, 1937, in Johnstown, son of the late Arthur I. and Myrtle (Ickes) Gates. Preceded in death by daughter, Wendy Gates; and brothers, Jerry Gates and Ronald Gates. Survived by sons, Barry Gates (Maryann Pudliner), Menoher Heights; Daniel Gates (Debra Harmon), Johnstown; James Gates Jr., Billington, W.Va.; and Jerry Gates, Elkins, W.Va.; grandchildren, Zak Gates, Dakota Gates, Landon Gates. Dominique Gates, Zach Gates and Melissa Heinline; great-grandchildren, Blake and Zane; brothers, Eugene (Connie Locher), Johnstown; and Daniel (Trudy), Jerome; and sisters, Patty, married to Ed Kersternak; and Shirley, married to Jerry Gawel, all of Johnstown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Jim retired from Ford Motor Co., Edison, N.J., after 45 years of service. Member of UAW 980 in Edison, N.J. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his dogs and butter bread. At the request of the family, there will be no viewing or service. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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