David Gato Class of  1967


Nana, Papa and Ransom   June 11, 2004

Nana, Papa and Ransom


Dave and Mickey




David Gato Portrait by Jeff Fain



  I spent 13 of my 21 years in the Navy accumulating 2645 flight hours as a Radar Intercept Officer in F-4's and F-14's and I retired as a commander in 1993.  My first wife, Janice, and I raised two children, Jennifer (8/21/73), a graduate of Christopher Newport University who is married and lives in Newport News, Virginia and Brian (9/3/76), who graduated from Old Dominion University and lives in Ft. Lauderdale.
  After retiring from the Navy with a Masters in Education, I began teaching 7th grade science at a middle school in
Hampton, Virginia
  Janice and I were divorced in September 1998.   I moved from
Newport News, VA to Blacksburg, VA (Home of Virginia Tech).  I am still a seventh grade science teacher (my thirteenth year of teaching since I retired from the Navy in 1993) and I married Mickey Pierce, whom I have known since my college days at Virginia Tech, in 2001. 

I can be reached at:         
        416 Clairmont Drive
Blacksburg , VA 24060-4954
        (540) 951-3205

Bio Updated

April 5, 2006

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