Arthur Stanley Gates (Art), 90, of Millersville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Art was born on November 11, 1929, to the late Edwin A. and Marjorie M. Gates. Art grew up in Hollidaysburg, PA, where he graduated from high school. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951, and received training as a Russian Linguist. He moved to Maryland in 1958, and soon after, began his career at the National Security Agency. His distinguished career as a Russian Linguist included travel assignments to New Mexico, New York, Germany, and ultimately to Maryland. Many details of his work remain classified. Art retired in 1984, at the age of 55, and began to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
Throughout his life, and certainly well into his retirement, Art loved letter writing (a skill he inherited from his mother), entertaining, traveling the United States, and visiting with his plethora of friends and family. He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Art was known for his friendly, out-going personality. He will be deeply missed.
Art is survived by his wife of 66 years, Josephine Mary Gates; children, Amy Seipp and husband, Tim of Pasadena, MD, Leslie Barrett of Ocean City, MD, Jeffrey Gates and wife, Bev of The Villages, FL, and Steven Gates and wife, Yen of Summerfield, NC; grandchildren, Christina Gates-Idem, Kelly Fanning, Michael Gates, Kerri Gates, Steven Gates, and Brian Seipp; one great-grandchild, Ruby Gates; and brother, Edwin Gates and wife, Marlene of Kilmarnock, VA.
The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) on Saturday, Aug. 29th from 10-12 Noon. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Parish, 801 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD 21144 or at www.stbernadette.org/support-your-parish
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St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Church
801 Stevenson Road, Severn MD 21144