The Messenger. 01.11.08
The Messenger has learned of the death of George E. Scates, 73, of Arlington, Va., who died Nov. 21, 2007, at INOVA Alexandria Hospital in Virginia.
Services were Nov. 27 at noon at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Falls Church, Va. Interment followed in Fairfax Memorial Park in Virginia
He was born May 10, 1934, in Union City, son of the late Harrison and Stella (Steele) Scates. He moved to the Washington area in 1963 and had retired from the Bureau of Engraving, where he worked as a security officer with various contractors.
He enjoyed swimming, jogging and car maintenance.
Survivors include his widow, Shirley A. Scates, whom he married Feb. 14, 1976; and his brother, Shelby Scates of Seattle, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews.