Wayne Morris Cates
March 29, 1946
September 9, 2023 (77 years old)
The profound sorrow of loss has cast its shadow upon us, as we come to terms with the passing of Wayne Morris Cates. A cherished pillar of the Sarasota, Florida community, Wayne’s departure on September 9, 2023, has left an irreplaceable void. Born 77 years ago, his life was a tapestry of cherished memories, shared laughter, and invaluable moments. He was not just a name but an embodiment of warmth and compassion, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him. Wayne’s memory will forever linger in the soft glow of the sunsets over Sarasota and in the gentle rustling of its palm trees. As we navigate this heart-wrenching phase, let us come together to remember, honor, and celebrate the legacy of a life beautifully lived. Rest in peace, Wayne; you will be profoundly missed.