Donald G. Gray

DonaldDonald G. Gray, age 87, of Brookville, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, as a resident of the Jefferson Manor in Brookville, Pa.

Don was born on May 4, 1929, to the late Xanthe Z. and Lucile M. (Haugh) Gray, in DuBois, Pa.

For almost 67 years he has been married to his darling wife Patricia L. (Huffman) Gray. Their journey in marriage began in Corsica, Pa., on September 18, 1949; Patricia survives him.

Don worked as a school teacher of mathematics for the DuBois Area School District.

He was a member of the Roseville Independent Chapel and he was a 32nd degree Mason with affiliation among the John M. Reed Blue Lodge, Grand Commandery Knights Templar, The Scottish Rite Consistery, Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees, and Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine.

He had a love for higher education that he pursued throughout his life. He loved to be an educator and he was admired for his intelligence and care from those that he taught and interacted with.

From the age of 14, he was a farmer; he would perform the duties of tending to his land with his family alongside him. He liked to keep busy working.

He loved spending time with Patricia, in their younger years, they would enjoy evenings square dancing, even though they joked they weren’t very good at it. He enjoyed being able to travel with her as they were able; he especially loved their trip to Alaska.

Don will be missed by all those whose lives he was able to touch. In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 sons; Christopher (Leah) Gray, Paul (Lori) Gray, Eric (Elizabeth) Gray, Drew (Lori) Gray; 1 sister, Mary Lou Boddorf; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, June 17, 2016, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville Pa., 15825.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, also at the McKinney-d’Argy Funeral Home, beginning at 11:00am and officiated by Pastor Jim Fillhart.

Interment will take place at the Roseville-Bethel Cemetery, Union Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Roseville Independent Chapel, Nehemiah Building Fund, 3598 Route 322, Brookville Pa., 15825, or to the Thomas E. Starzl Transplant Institute, 3459 5th Ave, Pittsburgh Pa., 15213.

Online condolences and other information may be found at www.mckinneydargy.com.


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