Lynda M. Gates, 65, of Co­coa Beach, Fla.

MAY5, 1952-SEPT. 26,2017

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Obituaries -

CO­COA BEACH, FLA. » Lynda Marie Gates, 65, South At­lantic Av­enue, for­merly of Durhamville, died Tues­day af­ter­noon, Sept. 26, 2017, in Sen­tara Hospice House, Vir­ginia Beach, Va., fol­low­ing an ex­tended ill­ness of sev­eral months.

Born in Rome, on May 5, 1952, she was a daugh­ter of Ed­ward “Ted” and Dolores Pole New­man. A res­i­dent of Durhamville for 20 years, re­lo­cat­ing to Florida, Lynda was a grad­u­ate of Oneida High School and later at­tended col­lege. She mar­ried Robert T. Gates, in Durhamville, on Aug. 19, 1972.

Lynda was self-em­ployed as a Qual­ity Sys­tem Au­di­tor. When she resided in the Durhamville area, she was a com­mu­ni­cant of St. Fran­cis Church, was very ac­tive in the Durhamville School PTO and coached girls’ soft­ball.

Sur­viv­ing be­sides her hus­band, Robert, are her daugh­ter, Me­lanie Penny Gates of Rock­ledge, Fla.; her son, Ja­son E. Gates of Den­ver, Colo.; her two sis­ters, Su­san (Paul) Wick­ham of Vir­ginia Beach, Va. and Denise Skin­ner of Oneida; her brother, Dou­glas New­man of Durhamville; her four grand­chil­dren, Kat­lyn, Mary, Lily and Robert; and sev­eral nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­de­ceased by a sis­ter, Mary Roache and a brother, Cur­tis New­man.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be held 11 a.m. Mon­day from the Camp­bell-Dean Fu­neral Home, Inc., 260 Main St., Oneida, with the Rev. Wil­liam Mes­mer, of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be made in West Verona Ceme­tery. Friends may call at the fu­neral home, 1-5 p.m., Sun­day. Con­tri­bu­tions, in her mem­ory, may be made to the Durhamville School Log Cabin Fund, 5642 Main St., Durhamville, N.Y. 13054.

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