Gates: On December 11, 2018 at age 75. Tom passed away peacefully surrounded by family & friends after a courageous two-year battle with ALS. Survived by his Aunt Joan (Jim) Beebe, as well as numerous relatives, friends & faithful canine companion Nick. Tom retired as a Lieutenant from the Rochester City Fire Department. The family would like to thank the staff of Unity Hospital 4400 unit & Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for their excellent care & support.
A memorial service is scheduled for January 9, 2019 at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park, Rochester, NY 14615. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in the spring at the convenience of the family. Kindly consider making a donation to the ALS Foundation in his memory.