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John George Gray  

John George Gray

August 26, 1940 – December 26, 2015

John George Gray, age 75, of Bear, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 26, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on August 26, 1940, he was a son of the late John and Alice Marie (Lauer) Gray. John proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He was a bricklayer, lifetime member, and retiree with Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local Union #1 in Philadelphia, PA.

In his leisure time, John enjoyed visits to his second home in Ocean City, MD, where he delighted in teaching his grandchildren how to fish and crab. He also loved traveling to Disney World, and was an avid spectator at his children’s and grandchildren’s extracurricular activies.

John is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Elaine M. (McCafferty) Gray; children, Elaine DiPietro (Gary) of Glen Mills, PA, John G. Gray, Jr., Esq. (Melissa) of Chadds Ford, PA, Christine M. Gray (Mel McGinnis) of Newark, MD and Michael J. Gray (Julianne) of Bear; siblings, George Gray and Patricia Janson both of Aston, PA and Alice Vasquez of Rochester, NH; and grandchildren, Caitlyn Macrae, Gabrielle DiPietro, John, Madison, McCafferty, Olivia, Michael, Matthew and Emily Gray.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 1pm on Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Friends may call from 6pm until 8 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.

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  1. Danielle Cantlin, December 28, 2015

    Sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Julie Gray, January 1, 2016

      Thank you Danielle

  2. Ted and Joyce Dobrowolski, December 29, 2015

    Sorry for your loss John.

  3. Jeanne T. Bowersox, December 29, 2015

    To all of the Gray Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know that all of you will miss John and my heart goes out to all of you.
    Praying that God will give all of you the strength during this difficult time.

    Love & Prayers,
    Jeanne Bowersox

    • Julie Gray, January 1, 2016

      Thank you so much for all of your love and support Mom! Xoxox

  4. Pam Stuski, December 29, 2015

    So sorry for your loss , prayers for your family .

  5. Pat Glowacki, December 29, 2015

    My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your family at this sad and difficult time . God Bless You .

  6. Donna Gallagher, December 30, 2015

    Thinking of you all and hoping that you find comfort in the love of your family and friends. Love,
    Mark, Donna Mark Jr. and Meghan


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