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William "Bill" Gates

September 10, 1957 February 18, 2019
William "Bill" Gates
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RUMFORD – Mr. William “Bill” Gates, 61, died Monday February 18, 2019 at the Rumford Hospital surrounded by his family. He resided on the Green Woods Road in Peru.
Born in Waltham, MA on September 10, 1957 he was a son of Lloyd and Loretta (Hassell) Gates. Bill graduated from Oxford Hills High School and University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was the first Paramedic in the State of Maine having worked for Hawthorne’s and then was Manager for REMS and Med-Care Ambulance for many years and then in 1996 he Founded and Operated Professional Vehicle Corp in Rumford. Bill was a communicant of the Parish of The Holy Savior St Athanasius St John Church in Rumford and the Rumford Rotary Club.
He was married in Dixfield, Maine on July 18, 1986 to Sharon McPhee Oldham who survives of Peru. Other survivors include sons, Tyler and his fiancé Brittany Quinlan of Nashua, NH and Ahmed Mete of Bronx, NY, daughter Tara Oldham and her husband Richard Korhonen of Camp Lejeune, NC; grandsons, Kaden and Korbin Korhonen of Camp Lejeune, NC; brothers, Richard and his wife Elizabeth of Bergeron, NY, John and his wife Cherilyn of Towson, MD, James of Waterville, ME and Stephen and his wife Joan of Andover, MA; a sister Barbara Tinder and husband James of Stoneham, ME, and a very special friend Bud Houghton.
Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Friday February 22, 2019 at the Parish of The Holy Savior St Athanasius St John Church in Rumford. Interment in the spring will be in St John Cemetery in Rumford, Friends and family are invited to call at the Meader & Son Funeral home 3 Franklin St Rumford, ME on Thursday from 4-7 PM. Those who desire may contribute to Rotary Foundation 14280 Collections center Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60693 or to the Alzheimer Association, ME Division, 283 US Route 1 #2C, Scarborough, ME 04074 in his memory.


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Visitation

Thursday

21

Feb

4:00 PM 2/21/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/21/2019 7:00:00 PM
Meader & Son Funeral Home

3 Franklin Street
Rumford, Maine

Meader & Son Funeral Home
3 Franklin Street Rumford Maine
United States

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

22

Feb

10:00 AM 2/22/2019 10:00:00 AM
Parish of The Holy Savior St. Athanasius - St. John Church

Maine Ave
Rumford, Maine

Parish of The Holy Savior St. Athanasius - St. John Church
Maine Ave Rumford Maine
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St John Cemetery Final Resting Place

Isthmus Road
Rumford, Maine

Isthmus Road Rumford Maine
United States

Memorial Contribution

Rotary Foundation

14280 Collections Center Drive Chicago, Illinois 60693

Alzheimer's Association

283 US Route One 2C Scarborough, ME 04074
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