OBITUARY

Beverly J Gates

February 28, 1949October 24, 2018
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Beverly Jane Gates, age 69, passed away on October 24, 2018 with her daughters by her side. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Betty Gates.

Bev was born in Akron, Ohio and lived here all of her life. She graduated from Buchtel High School in 1967 and attended the University of Akron. Bev worked as an administrative assistant at various local businesses, but dedicated the majority of her career (24 years) to Warehouse Distributors before her official retirement in 2016.

Bev will forever be remembered for her devotion to family and friends, her fighting spirit, her faith in God, as a lover and rescuer of animals, and for her beautiful ice blue eyes. All who knew her will never forget her ability to bring happiness to others with her goofy sense of humor, corny jokes, and her unyielding love and support. She always had a great love of the beach and had been planning to move there in her retirement years.

She is survived by her daughters Erin Marriott and Cheryl Johnson; her brother Jim Gates (Pamela); her sister Sandi Arthur (J. Robert); her nieces Jennifer Fowler (John); Alyssa Schreiber (David); Kara Kirkpatrick (John); and her nephew Ryan Arthur (Beata); as well as several great-nieces and nephews and an extended non-related family.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 5-7pm with a Celebration of Life service immediately following in the Rose Hill Funeral Home 3653 W Market St Akron, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to One of A Kind Pets Rescue 1929 W Market St, Akron, OH 44313. To leave a special message or tribute online for the family, please visit www.rosehillbp.com.

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Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Beverly J Gates

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Denny Lloyd

November 2, 2018

Jim and Sandy. I am so sorry to hear of Bevs passing. I have many great memories of Maple Valley and occasional stops at your home. Thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.

David Sisler

November 2, 2018

It has been many years since I have seen Beverly, unfortunately my wife and I moved to SC for work and lost all communication with Beverly and many other friends. I will always remember the beautiful young woman with the beautiful ice blue eyes. May God’s Grace and Peace be upon the family.

You will be missed Beverly.
David Sisler

JACKIE AND ERNIE THOMAS

October 29, 2018

DEAR ERIN AND CHERYL AND FAMILY

WE ARE SO SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BEV. SHE WAS A JOY TO WORK WITH FOR MANY YEARS. SHE HAD A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS. PLEASE KNOW YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
THANK YOU CHERYL FOR LETTING US KNOW BEFORE WE READ IT IN THE PAPER.

WITH LOVE
JACKIE AND ERNIE

Beverly Burton

October 28, 2018

Beverly Burton

October 28, 2018

I was so happy to have finally 'found' Beverly for our 50th Reunion. She was a member of the Class of 1967. I told her that she was on my 'lost' list and we touched base every now and then prior to the Reunion. She was so happy to have made it! I have included two pictures of her with other classmates that were taken on the meet and greet Friday. They are also on our website in photo albums.

Verdell ALLISON/Mosley

October 28, 2018

My deepest sympathy for our classmate Beverly , May she rest in peace with the other angels. AMEN

Joanna Perez

October 27, 2018

Cheryl and Erin,
My deepest and most sincere sympathies are with you during this devastating time. Beverly was a true joy to get to know and certainly brightened my day!! You two were her biggest supporters and she was your biggest fan! Peace and love

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY