Franklin D. (3/17/2018)
Time: 11:30 AM
Location: Greenlawn Cemetery
Franklin D. “Hank” Cates, 85, of The Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky, died Saturday morning, March 17, 2018 following a brief illness. Hank was born January 27, 1933 in Perrysville, the son of the late Floyd C. and Cora (Gillmore) Cates. a US Air Force He was a 1952 graduate of Perrysville High School and a member of the football team inducted in the Ashland County Sports Hall of Fame. Hank was a US Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a meat cutter for many years in Greenwich and Lodi, worked 15 years at Haring Meats in Mansfield, and from 1957 through 1965 he operated Cates Grocery in Perrysville. He was a member of Perrysville United Methodist Church, a life member of Perrysville VFW Post 8586, and the American Legion in Sandusky. While at the Ohio Veterans Home he enjoyed working in the Member’s Lounge where he loved sharing many humorous stories. On March 28, 1964 he married Norma Reimer Lewis and she died February 13, 1991.
Hank is survived by his two step-sons: Larry (Marie) Lewis of Salem and James Lewis of Perrysville; four step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and his brother, Marvin Cates of Perrysville. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his step-daughter, Devon Nytko, his sister, Josephine Brown, and two brothers: Kenneth and John Cates.
Graveside service will be held Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:30am in Greenlawn Cemetery, Perrysville with Pastor Carolyn Baker officiating. Military honors will be provided by the VFW and the American Legion. A luncheon for friends and family will follow his services at Perrysville United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be given to Perrysville United Methodist Church, c/o Tammy Kline, 2724 County Road 967, Perrysville, Ohio 44864.
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Bowman, Jennifer M. (4/4/2018)
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Cates, Franklin D. (3/17/2018)
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Good, Jack J. (3/17/2018)
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Petricig, Bruno M. (3/4/2018)
Pudlish, Joseph A. (3/18/2018)
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