On Friday June 24, 2005, JAMES MERRITT Le GATES, age 78, died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center, in Salisbury. Born in Caroline County, he is survived by his wife Elmira Dulin Le Gates, two sons, Gary Allan Le Gates and his wife Ninette of Westminster, James Roy Le Gates and his wife Sheryl of Atlanta, and a daughter Pamela L. Neary of Easton, three grandchildren and a sister Mamie Odella Phillips of Preston. Formerly of Easton, Mr. Le Gates worked as a printer with Waverly Press of Easton for 29 years. A Memorial service will be held on Friday July 1, 2005 at 11 A.M. at the Eastern Shore Maryland Veterans's Cemetery, in Beulah. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are being handled by the Ullrich Funeral Home of Berlin.