Brian Gates


Brian Jeff Gates, 68, of Hatfield, Pa., died Tuesday, June 7, 2016, with his children and close friends at his side.

Born Jan. 3, 1948, in Madisonville, he was the son of the late Maurice and Virginia “Nina” (Farris) Gates. He attended Madisonville High School in the graduating class of 1965. No. 61, he played football on both offensive and defensive positions for the Mustangs. He continued his football career at the University of North Texas.

Jeff was known as an atmospheric expert, and was employed as a foreman with Metlab Heat Treating in Wyndmoor, Pa., for 30 years. He was a father, an avid fisherman, and a great friend.

He is survived by his children, Stephanie Harrison (Nathaniel) of Harleysville, Pa.; Josh Gates of Telford, Pa.; Becky Gates of Perkasie, Pa.; and his grandson, Calvin Beck Harrison. He is also survived by his brother Robert “Bobby” Ellisor of Houston.

A visitation was held Friday, June 10, at Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, 701 Derstine Ave., in Lansdale, Pa.