James Gates

December 17, 1971June 20, 2012

James C. Gates, 40 of Tinton Falls, NJ, passed away on Wednesday June 20, 2012. Born in Queens, NY, Jim lived in both North and Central New Jersey throughout his life. He worked as a physical therapist for Sports Care & Rehabilitation.

Jim is survived by his parents Robert and Virginia (nee Tansy) Gates of Manchester, NJ, his two brothers, Robert Gates and Kevin Gates, his sister Jane Gates, niece Jordan and nephew Andrew.

Family and friends are invited to the Visitation from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Sunday June 24, 2012, at the D'Elia Funeral Home, Rte. 70 & Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am at Saint John's Church, 619 Chestnut Street, Lakehurst, NJ 08733, on Monday June 25, 2012.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 25, 2012

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Bryan DeMarco

January 5, 2013

Jim and I were in school together at Fairleigh Dickinson. We spent a lot time in class together and were lab partners and I had a great time with Jim learning and having fun. I just found out of his passing and so sorry to learn of this news. I will never forget the memories during the few years we did spend together.

Ellen Whitford

July 11, 2012

I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew Jim from Sports Care Physical Therapy for many years through several personal injuries, and he was the most caring, kind, optimistic, humorous and encourging person for me. He was always smiling and upbeat and willing to extend a greeting and support even if I was not on his caseload for the day. I will miss him, he was a blessing to many people. My sincere condolences.

Ellen Whitford

July 5, 2012

We are so sorry for your loss. We can't imagine the depth of your grief. We send our love to everyone.
Cousin Jim and Marsha Tansy and all the Family
God bless

Virginia Tansy Palomares

June 26, 2012

Dear Gina and Bob, I cannot imagine your pain at this tragic loss. May you find peace and comfort in the company of all of your loved ones. Sincerely, cousin Gina Tansy Palomares

Richard Robinson

June 25, 2012

Dear Bob,Gina, and Family,
We are sorry to hear about the passing of Jimmy. We hope you can find some comfort in the knowledge that you always gave him strength and guidance, love and caring in the time that he was with you. We are sure he felt blessed to have had you as parents. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
With love, Richard, Harper, and Family

Joan Sabine

June 25, 2012

I worked with Jim at SportsCare and Rehab many years ago. He was always so personable with the patients. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep him and your family in my prayers.

Rose(Harris) & Jerry Mestell

June 25, 2012

Gina & Bob, Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

June 24, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Jim for two years, and he was always great to be around. Sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Marc Perdomo

Thomas Xenakis

June 24, 2012

Jim was a really pleasant person who was easy to be around. We worked together for a few years, did some fishing and played some golf, we had fun. I'm sorry for your loss.

Jane Atherton

June 24, 2012

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Jim for six years and he always had a smile for everyone. He liked nothing more then a good golf or fishing story. I will certainly miss him. Wishing your family peace and comfort at this difficult time. With sympathy...