Gates – Dick, 81,
died Friday in Sublimity. He was born in Kingsbridge, New York.
Dick served in the US Navy during WWII and Korea. He worked as a
policeman in New York for many years.
Dick moved to the
North Bend/Coos Bay area in 1985 and to Gates in 2002. He owned
and operated a Recreation Center for Teenagers in Coos Bay
called Putters Paradise. Dick was a member of Gates Community
Church, American Legion and the VFW. He enjoyed hunting,
camping, woodworking and tinkering with mechanical things.
Dick married Ellen
O’Dell on April 24, 1994 in Portland. He is survived by his
wife Ellen of Gates; Daughter: Linda Sue Moreau of Schaumburg,
Ill.; Step-sons: Rodney Baker of Albany and Douglas Baker of
Newberg; step-daughter: Carol Fleck of Longview, WA. Brother:
Joseph Mazzeo of Oakdale, NY. 6 – Grandchildren and
3-Great-grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by a daughter:
Denise Robin Sexton and
a sister Carol Mazzeo.
Memorial Service will
be Saturday, February 21 at
2:00 PM in the Gates Community Church in Gates. Serving
the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service.