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Gray, Richard Benjamin, 81, of Anaheim, returned home to the Lord on Monday, July 8. Richard was born on July 11, 1931 in Jefferson, Pennsylvania. Richard, "Dick" was a beloved father, husband, grandfather and great grandfather. Dick was a professional baseball player having played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. Dick was L.A's first third basemen, and he hit the first home run in Dodger history on April 16, 1958. Richard served his country during the Korean War. After baseball Dick worked in the Buena Park School district for 34 years.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne, of 58 years; his 3 daughters, Catherine, Stacey and Nancy, 4 grand children; and 5 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held July 27, at Grace Bible Church in the city of Anaheim at 6:30 p.m.

Published in Orange County Register on July 25, 2013
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