Peter V. Gray

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Gray, Peter V. GALWAY Peter V. Gray, 84, of Galway, also Scotia and Schenectady, died on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his Galway home. His death ended his eight-year travail with the degenerative brain disease corticobasal degeneration (CBD). A celebration of life service for Peter will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1221 Wendell Ave., Schenectady. Friends are invited to bring or send a brief comment, saying or memory to put on his memory board. Gathering music will begin at 4 p.m., formal service at 4:30 p.m. Peter is survived by his wife, Dorothy Norris Chillrud (Neff) Gray; his three daughters, Jennifer Korsmo (Jeff) of Kansas, Margaret Gray (Olivier Maheux) of Paris, France and Elizabeth Wood (Del) of Texas; Mary T. Gray of Arizona and Texas, mother of his three daughters; two brothers, Stephen and Christopher Gray of Schenectady; three stepsons, Donald Chillrud (Jean) of Niskayuna, Andrew Chillrud (Jennifer) of Saratoga Springs and Steven Chillrud (Lucy) of Tappan; also 10 grandchildren. A graduate of Union College and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.), Peter worked as a research physicist at the GE Research and Development Center. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Niskayuna. An avid hiker and sailor, he spent many hours at Lake George, the Adirondacks and 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 the website, 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.

Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30, 2013
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