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Albert Franklin Gray  

Albert Franklin Gray
“Al”

September 22, 1920 – April 28, 2014

Albert Franklin Gray, known fondly as “Al”, age 93, of New Castle, DE and formerly of Newark, DE and Leesburg, FL, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 28, 2014.

Born in West Chester, PA on September 22, 1920, Al was a son of the late Albert Franklin Gray, Sr. and Mabel Meredith Gray. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. Al made his career as a manager with the Container Corporation of America, retiring in 1981 after 35 years of dedicated employment.

A devout Christian, Al gave of his time and talents to his church and served as a deacon at Haines Creek Baptist Church while living in Florida. He was a current member of Fairwinds Baptist Church. Al was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing golf in his leisure time. He was a devoted and loving family man who will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Inez Marie Gray, who passed away in 2008, daughter, Alberta Dougherty, his brother, James Gray and sisters, Mabel Willon and Frances Brothers. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Munzert and husband Fred and Pat McCallister and husband Mac; brother, Charles Gray; 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, May 2, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Sheila Maloney, April 29, 2014

    To the Gray Family

    I am so sorry for the loss of PopPop Gray. I will always hold that loving man dear to my heart. I remember the first time I met him and Mrs. Gray…..The way he took care of her and just his presence
    reminded me so much of my late father. I took to him right away. He always made me smile and I enjoyed visiting with him. I thank you all for allowing me to be a part of his life. I will miss him.

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  2. WILLIAM (bill) THOMAS, April 30, 2014

    SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT AL,WHEN AND I WOULD MEET ON HIS BACK PORCH WE WHOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD.lnez WHOULD MAKE US ICE TEA AND LEAVE US ALONE.JAN AND I WERE VERY FREINDLY WITH BOTH AL AND Inez.IF +JAN WAS HERE TODAY,SHE WHOULD AGREE THAT WE MISS THEM ALOT. BILL

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  3. Angela Wagner, April 30, 2014

    To all the family,
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Reading Mr. Gray’s obituary, he had a full and long life, but I know that doens’t make it any easier for those left behind. From my memories of him, he was a big man, full of life, and so much laughter and love. I know he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all as you go through these first few days without him along with the long road ahead.

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  4. George and Claudette Tuten, April 30, 2014

    Dear Pat, Mac and all your family, I know your hearts are heavy from missing your Dad but also joyful for knowing he is with Jesus and those he loved so much who have gone on before him. The couple of times I met him he was such a sweet man and I am glad I did get to meet him. He has been through a lot of pain and suffering and now that is all over and he is at peace and happier than he could ever be here. We will continue to pray for God to give you His strength and peace as you face the days ahead. We love you-all! George and Claudette

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  5. Carol Bulford, April 30, 2014

    Pat, Mac and Family,
    We want you to know that our hearts are breaking for you over the loss of your beloved father.
    But at the same time, our hearts are rejoicing, knowing he is with our Heavenly Father. What a wonderful place to be!
    Love you, Carol, Bill and Mom Martha

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  6. Ron and Sonja Bevan, May 1, 2014

    Sonja and I were so sorry to hear of Mr. Gray’s passing. Both he, and Mrs. Gray, were wonderful neighbors and wonderful people. We know that Mr. Gray has gone home to be with our Lord, reunited with his wife and other family members who have passed before him.

    Ron Bevan

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  7. Sharon Gamble, May 1, 2014

    Thoughts and prayers go out to the family members for the loss of their loved one. I know Pat personally and how over the years she cared for her father so devotedly. May the Lord wrap you in His comfort and loving care, during the days ahead.
    Sharon

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