Galway >> A Celebration of Life service for Peter V. Gray will be held Saturday, Nov. 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 place on his memory board.
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Peter V. Gray, 84, of Galway, also Scotia and Schenectady, died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his Galway home. 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; his three daughters, Jennifer Korsmo of Kansas, Margaret Gray-Maheux of Paris, France, and Elizabeth Wood of Texas; mother of his three children, Mary T. Gray of Arizona and New Mexico, mother of his three daughters; two brothers, Stephen and Christopher Gray of Schenectady; three step-sons, Donald Chillrud of Niskayuna, Andrew Chillrud of Saratoga Springs and Steven Chillrud of Tappan, N.Y.; and 10 grandchildren.
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 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 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.
Published in The Saratogian on Nov. 24, 2013