Thomas Michael  Gately
Thomas "Gates" Gately of Lockport, NY, was born on April 6, 1955 and passed away on February 6, 2020.
He was raised in a large and loving family. Tom graduated from Canisius College with a degree in biology and eventually moved to Virginia Beach to start a medical examination facility that grew to six locations throughout the state.
Tom was predeceased by his mother, Dorothy A. Gately; and his sister, Diane G. Turney. Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Ashlee Gately (Mario) Maldonado; his granddaughters, Claire and Callie; his father, Richard Gately; brothers, Tim Gately, Dan (Joni) Gately, Dave (Jill) Gately; his former wife, Leetsa (Richard) Nottingham; companion, Andrea; several nieces and nephews and cousins.
The family would like to express appreciation to Tom's friends, John DeRyder, Mike Lupia and Dick Nottingham, who showed so much compassion, loyalty and support for Tom over the years and throughtout his illness.
A celebration of Tom's life will occur Sunday, February 16 from 1-4 PM at Lock 34.
Published on February 11, 2020


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Cindy Young Acklin
Feb 13, 2020
Tom and I rekindled our friendship over the past year with phone calls and texts. He even shared one of his novels with me. I am devastated. My sincere condolences to the family.
Colleen Kugler
Feb 12, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the Gately family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Paul and Debby Delange
Feb 12, 2020
Sorry for your loss Dick and Dan & Joni. Debby and I send our sincere condolences
Mary Mosure Amodeo
Feb 12, 2020
Dick and family - My heart filled with sadness when I checked the Lkpt Obituaries and came across Tom's obituary notice. My thoughts go back to your family, Spalding St. and the little boy I babysat so many years ago. May he rest in peace with Dorothy and Diane. Sending my sympathies and keeping you all in prayer.
Justin Clifford
Feb 12, 2020
RIP, Gates... God rest your soul...
Marilyn Minunni
Feb 12, 2020
My sympathies to the family