Andrew Richard Gates, 52, of Scotch Plains, New Jersey, formerly of Hoboken, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019. Born in Rye, New York, Andy was raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from Skidmore College, and went on to earn a Master’s degree from Bentley University. For nearly 20 years, Andrew lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he met his fiancé, Dana. Together they recently made Scotch Plains their home. Andrew worked as an analyst with JP Morgan in Jersey City. Previously, he worked for SmartStream Technologies in New York. Andrew loved rooting for the Red Sox and the Patriots, and also loved to travel. He was smart and quick-witted with a dry sense of humor. The brotherhood of friends he has left were truly a family that he chose. What Andrew loved the most in life was spending his time with Emma and Dana. The light and humor he brought to this world will be sorely missed by all that knew him.
Predeceased by his parents, Harold and Morag, and his brother Colin; Andrew is survived by his fiancée, Dana Sheats; his daughter Emma; sister Alison; brother Ian; niece Annie; nephew Graham and his girlfriend Priscilla; nephew Colin and his wife Megan. Andrew is also survived by Dana’s brother Jon; her mother Linda and stepfather Bruce, and grandmother Ann. Andrew will also be missed by his furry kids, dog Brady and cats Madison and Tobey.
There will be a visitation on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 1pm – 3pm at the Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street in Chatham. A Celebration of Andrew’s Life will follow, at 3pm at the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Those who wish to make a contribution in memory of Andrew may do so, to Southern Paws Inc.