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Joseph "Chubby" Gray

Point Pleasant Beach

Joseph "Chubby" Gray, originally from Kearny and a longtime resident of Point Pleasant Beach, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 26, 2017.

For thirty-six years, he was the head custodian at Roosevelt School in Kearny, entertaining countless children each holiday season when he played Santa Claus. Many students would return to Roosevelt School after graduating, not to visit a particular teacher, but to spend time with Mr. Gray. He worked hard so his children could enjoy their summer bungalow in Point Pleasant Beach, giving them priceless memories and wonderful summers at the Jersey Shore.

Chubby enjoyed sharing stories about his days bartending at the Mousetrap, his athletic feats in sports and how he could make a mean omelette. He always loved a good joke with his family and friends. He loved going to Monmouth Park to bet on the horses, and winning money from his Crossword Scratch Offs. He enjoyed fishing and golfing, he was an avid Yankees and Giants fan and he always enjoyed a nice cold beer and an ice cream Dove bar.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Patricia (Gordon) Gray; son, Joseph; grandson, Matthew; and son-in-law, Tommy. Surviving are four children, Patti Ann Hayes of Hingham, MA, Michael (Janine) of Point Pleasant, Kathleen Clifton and husband William of Middletown, Colleen O'Neil and husband Paul of Middletown; and eight grandchildren Nicole, Elizabeth, Carly, Matthew, Kyle, Kevin, Molly, and Riley.

Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 28 at the Pable Evertz Funeral Home of Point Pleasant, 901 Beaver Dam Road. At 9:30 a.m., Thursday, June 29 a Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Saint Peter's R.C. Church, Point Pleasant Beach. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a drug treatment program of your choice. For condolences to the family, please visit www.pableevertzfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 28, 2017
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