On December 4, 2012 Harry Edward Gates of Silver Spring, Maryland, beloved husband of 57 years to the late Eleanor Small Gates; father of Brenda June Sears, David Alan Gates and the late John Leslie and Richard Gordon Gates; grandfather of Joshua Daniel Cash, John William Gates, and Frank W. Sears. Also survived by daughter-in-law Mary "Terre" Gates, son-in-law Steven Sears and sister-in-law Nancy Small. A native son of Washington, DC, attending Eastern High School and University of Maryland. He served in World War II and continued his service to others in the DC Fire Department, 1950-1979. Considered "a Legend" by those who served with him in the Fire Department and Rescue Squad. His medals and citations for bravery are enshrined in the DC FIRE & EMS MUSEUM in Washington, DC
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to DC Firefighters Burn Foundation, 2120 Bladensburg Road, NE, Suite 210, Washington, DC 20018.
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