Gates, Jane Paige

December 18, 2003

JANE PAIGE GATES, retired teacher and guidance counselor, at 73 in her hometown of Cumberland, Maryland. A lifelong educator, Jane touched the lives of many in the greater Baltimore community during her 32 years of service. As a guidance counselor, Jane made it possible for many deserving children to achieve academic success and realize their dreams of attending college. Ms. Gates was the first female guidance counselor at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and later was Head of Guidance for Westside Skills Center. Former students and colleagues from those schools, as well as from Lake Clifton, will remember Jane as warm, generous and devoted to her students and family. Jane was a graduate of Howard University and earned her Master's Degree in Education from John Hopkins University. Jane's dedication to her students and family is her enduring legacy. Those who wish to honor her memory may contact Adams Family Funeral Home, 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, Maryland, 301-722-5700. Services will be held on Saturday, December 20, 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, Cumberland Maryland.

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