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William Robert "Bill" Gray

October 15, 1946 ~ March 14, 2019 (age 72)

William Robert “Bill” Gray, 72, of Brackenridge, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

A son of the late Robert L. Gray and Velma G. (Heasley) Gray, he was born October 15, 1946 in Indiana, PA.

Bill had been employed as a civil draftsman throughout his career with U.S. Steel in Pittsburgh (18 years), Eichleay Engineering in Pittsburgh (over 10 years) and Peter F. Loftus in Carnegie (over 5 years) before retiring in 2012. He was co-owner of Cruise Holidays of Brackenridge.  Bill was of the Lutheran faith.  He was a member of the Spring Church Sportsmen’s Club and Sheffield Rod & Gun Club.  Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting (especially goose hunting), traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.  As an avid sports fan, he liked watching all sports on TV.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Sandra L. (Hobbins) Gray of Brackenridge; a son, Scott W. Gray (Jennifer W.) of Allegheny Township; a daughter, Stacey Edwards (Paul) of Harrison City; five grandchildren:  Jacob, Sarah and Emma Edwards, Scarlett and Saxon Gray; a brother, Thomas A. Gray (Mary Ann) of Bethel Park; two sisters, Catherine R. Foeks (Russell) of Lower Burrell and Connie S. Kossak (Chris) of Pittsburgh.

Friends welcomed by his family on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where funeral ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 18, with Rev. Elizabeth Arter officiating.  Interment following at Brookland Cemetery, 2432 White Cloud Rd., Allegheny Twp. 

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