Stephen Edward Gates
Stephen Edward Gates, 71, of Phoenix Arizona lost his battle to cancer on Saturday November 23, 2019. Stephen is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth and Erin, and granddaughters, Allison and Avery. Born in Ohio to Dr. Stephen E. Gates and his mother Mary Conway, he grew up in Conneaut and the family was well known within the small community. Stephen attended military high school and went on to graduate Kent state university with an Arts degree. After graduating college, Stephen spent some formidable years traveling Europe. He settled in Arizona in the 1970s to start a family and began his career at the AZ Dept of Revenue. After retiring in 2013, Stephen enjoyed spending his time with his family and friends. He was an avid reader and life long lover of arts, astronomy, and anthropology. Stephen will be remembered as the patriarch of his family and will be forever loved by all who knew him closely. A celebration of life will be held at one of Stephen's favorite restaurants, please attend to give your regards and share your favorite memories with his daughters.
Published on December 2, 2019


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