John Tabor Gates, 44, Houtzdale, died Tuesday at Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield. He was born in Hartford, Conn., son of Alice Marie Gates and the late Fredrick T. Gates Jr. John is survived by his mother and his sister, Nancy, both of Houtzdale. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents: Olga Anderson Hyder and Fredrick Sr. and Helen Gates. The funeral and burial service will be private with the Rev. Jonathan Schnibben officiating. Arrangements are by Birger A. Freeberg Funeral Home Inc., Houtzdale.