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James P. Gats

September 17, 1919 - March 04, 2012

James P. Gats, age 92, a resident of Plainfield’s Carillon Community, formerly of Skokie, IL and Mesa, AZ, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, IL. He was born September 17, 1919 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved husband of the late Jeanette A. Gats (nee Rekiel), loving father of James P. (Carol) Gats of Wheaton, IL, Robert J. (Diana) Gats of Irving, TX and Patricia (Mike) Avallone of Naperville, devoted grandfather of James P. (Amy) Gats, Christopher M. (Nasim) Gats, Allison R. (Nicholas) Carmichael and Kenneth C. Gats, Brian R. Gats, Michael R. and Jason P. Avallone, cherished great-grandfather of Madison, Parker, Camden, Carter, Darien and Mae.
A graduate of Foreman High School, Chicago, Class of 1937, James was also a proud veteran of the US Navy who served during World War II.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to the life of James P. Gats, donations to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 would be greatly appreciated.
A Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 10, 1:00-3:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 South Mill Street, Naperville. A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held Saturday, 3:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Interment is private.

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