Paul Burrows GRAY

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GRAY, Paul Burrows 83, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, in Pleasantville, Ohio following a struggle with cancer. He was born July 22, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio, the second of three children. He graduated from Patterson Cooperative High School in 1948, where he apprenticed as a machinist. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1948 to 1950, and the United States Marine Corps, 1950 to 1954. He was a combat veteran of the Korean War. In 1955 he married the former Irene S. Minnick, and worked as a tool and die maker with the Angell Manufacturing Company in Dayton, Ohio until his retirement in 1994. He was active in the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by a son, David; daughters Dawn and Diana, three grandchildren, Aurielle, Regina, and Victoria; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Ethan, Elliot and his faithful dog Heidi. He was preceded in death by his parents Chauncey and Mary Jane Gray, wife Irene, second marriage wife Dortha, Brother Daniel, and Sister Elinor. A memorial service will be held at Grace Brethren Village, Englewood, Ohio, on April 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Special thanks to the second floor staff of the Heartland of Fairfield, Heartland Hospice, Pleasantville, Ohio, and Dr. Stephanie Ott for their kind and loving care of Paul through his final struggle. He made a generous and selfless gift of his remains to the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University, so that medical students, nursing students, physicians and medical researchers have had the opportunity to learn about the structure and function of the human body. Internment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Mar. 23, 2014
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