Died: Sunday, October 29, 2006
Don Kates died October 29 at his home in Sag Harbor after a brief illness.
Following a career in publishing in New York City, Mr. Kates and his dearest companion and best friend, Loraine Haynes, moved to Sag Harbor in 1975. There was no cabaret tune he didnít know, nor any poker hand he couldnít teach. He was richly endowed with the gift of laughter and it was contagious to all who knew him.
He will be missed by many and forgotten by none. In addition to Ms. Haynes, he is survived by his sister, Jean.
Interment was held at the Oakland Cemetery on October 31. Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY, 11978.