Lt Colonel Charles W. Cates
May 13, 2020
Lt Colonel Charles W. Cates USAF-Ret.
August 17, 1932
May 4, 2020
Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Cates USAF-Ret. passed away at home in Colorado Springs, CO on Monday, May 4, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born August 17, 1932, in Grand Island, Neb., to Harold and Gladys Cates. He went to primary and secondary school in Bremerton, Wash., received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Central Washington University, and completed post-graduate studies at New York University. He was commissioned into the United States Air Force in 1954. He met his life-long love and best friend Iola We...