GRAY--Gareld Rex, II, affectionately known as "Doc", passed away on September 20, 2013 at the New York Presbyterian Hospital from complications after receiving a stem cell transplant. Doc was born on August 16, 1944 in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Business School. Doc went on to have a long and prosperous career in the leasing field, and he was a mentor to many. He was the managing director of Bank of America Institutional Leasing for the last 22 years. Doc also served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Doc was an avid boater, and he enjoyed many memorable trips on The Lady Libby with friends and family. Doc's quick wit, charisma, and kind heart made him admired and loved by all those he encountered. Doc is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judith Hunt Gray, his daughter Elizabeth Gray Whiton, his son Gardiner Trent Gray, his brother Stephen Peter Gray, and his sister Elizabeth Alice Gray. Doc was a remarkable husband, father, friend, and mentor, and he will be profoundly missed. A celebration of Doc's life will be held in the early spring of 2014. Anyone who wishes to correspond, can do so at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Best Friends Animal Shelter in Utah

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 1, 2013