Emmett Ray Cate, retired supervisor

June 23, 2014

Mr. Emmett Ray Cate, 72, of Millsboro, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

Ray was born in Baltimore, Md, to the late Emmett and Katherine Bomboff Cate. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Cate, Aug. 5, 2012; his son, Michael Cate in 2006; and his sister, Vicki Scarborough.

He lived in Baltimore where he worked as a park maintenance supervisor for Anne Arundel County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Merchant Marines. He retired to Millsboro in 2003.

Ray is survived by two brothers, Edward and Timothy Cate; a niece, Sharon Pierson; grandchildren, Crystal Eckman and her husband Seth and Michael Cate Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Lillian and Christopher Eckman; a great-niece Michelle Hutson; and a great-nephew, Ben Pierson.

Services and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Ray’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.


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