Theodore
Gates: Monday, March 22, 2010, at age 78. Survived by his wife, Nancy A. Ziegler; 2 sons, Alan and George (Lori); his daughter Pam (Jeff) Zona; 3 grandchildren, Stephen, Eric and Lindsay; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers; Leonard and Larry; 2 sisters, Kathy and Shirley; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service Friday afternoon at 1:00 in the chapel of Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. (No prior calling hours). Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers friends wishing may make contributions to the Unity Health Foundation (Comfort Care Unit) 1555 Long Pond Rd., Rochester NY 14626 in his memory.

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  1. Aunt Nancy, Alan, George and Pam,

    Please know that my thoughts and love are with you all at this time and so sorry for your loss. I will always have fond memories of Uncle Ted, his laughter, smile and many stories he told me as I was growing up, cherish them forever and will miss him dearly. Love you all!

  2. Dad – I have spent 48 years of my life striving to make you proud of me. All that I am and have done in my life, I attribute to you and Mom. You have instilled many qualities in me that I am proud to carry, as I know they are a reflection of you. Though your emotions did not always show, I do know that you loved us all very much. You were and will always be an honorable, strong, proud man, and everyone who knew you respected you. Know that you will always be in my heart and in my mind. Rest easy Dad, because I will continue in your footsteps making sure that Mom will be taken care of. Though I will miss you deeply Dad, I can smile, knowing that you are no longer in any pain and can now reunite with your parents, siblings, and other relatives. Make them smile and laugh Dad, like you did with all of us. I will always be proud to say I am your daughter. I love you Dad.

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