Peter Gray A Celebration of Life service for Peter V. Gray will be held Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady, NY. Gathering music will begin at 4 p.m, formal service at 4:30 p.m. Friends are invited to bring or send a brief comment, saying, or memory to put on his memory board. Peter V. Gray, 84, of Galway, Scotia, and Schenectady died Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his home in Galway. His death ended his eight year travail with the degenerative brain disease CorticoBasal Degeneration (CBD). Peter is survived by his wife, Dorothy Norris Chillrud (Neff) Gray, whom he married in 2005; his three daughters, Jennifer Korsmo (Jeff) of Wichita, KS, Margaret Gray (Olivier Maheux) of Montreul, Paris, France and Elizabeth Wood (Del) of Sugar Land, TX; three stepsons, Donald Chillrud (Jean) of Niskayuna, Andrew Chillrud (Jennifer) of Saratoga Springs and Steven Chillrud (Lucy) of Tappan, NY; two brothers, Stephen and Christopher Gray, both of Schenectady and by 10 grandchildren. Also by his first wife, Mary T. Gray of Arizona and New Mexico, mother of his three daughters. A graduate of Union College and University of Illinois (PhD), Peter worked as a research physicist at the GE R&D Center. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Niskayuna. An avid hiker and sailor, he spent many hours on Lake George and in the Adirondacks as well as the Bahamas. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that those who wish to honor Peter's life contribute to any Lake George or Adirondack conservation program or to the CurePSP Foundation, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD, 21093 or through their website: www.curepsp.org. (a 501 (c) (3) organization). The mission of CurePSP, a foundation for PSP/CBD and related brain diseases is to cure and prevent these diseases by funding research toward a cure and prevention, to educate health care professionals, and to provide support, information and hope for affected persons and their families. It was very helpful to Peter and his family. A fuller history of Peter's life can be found online on Daily Gazette obituaries for June 30th.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, 2013