Lewis Cates of Cobleskill, passed from this life into the waiting arms of his wife Frances on January 21, 2023.
He was born in Windham, NY on April 19, 1926. He married his sweetheart Frances Campagna Cates on Christmas Day 1946 in Hobart NY. They were the parents of three children, Kenneth, Linda, and James, who all were raised in the family home located in Beards Hollow. He was also the grandfather of eleven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
Lewis was an avid motorcyclist and took great pride in attending to the landscaping of his property. After retiring from General Electric, he and his late wife traveled the USA from Coast to Coast.
Lewis was predeceased by his wife of 72 years: Frances Cates; parents: Freeman and Gladys Cates and brothers: Richard and Millard Cates.
For those who would like to commemorate his life, a donation to cancer research, your favorite charity, or an animal shelter would be appropriate.
Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC is honored to be caring for Lewis and his family.
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