It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of one of our community’s great citizens. Danny Bates passed away yesterday and will be sadly missed by his family, friends, community and the Gerrish Township Police Department members. Danny was very active in our ACT NOW community group, serving on that board and with the Gerrish Township CERT team. He was a wonderful supporter of our police department and cared deeply about the mission of serving his local community. He was also a member of the Roscommon County Victims Services Unit, Sheriff’s Auxiliary and the Marine Patrol. Danny was always ready to give a helping hand no matter how much work or time was involved.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Danny touched many lives here in the Gerrish community and he will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.