Walter E. "Brud" Gray

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Mr. Walter E. "Brud" Gray, son of Irish immigrants Annie Walker and William Gray was born November 21, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Also known as "Pop" to many, he was a graduate of Penn Hills High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Brud fought as part of the Second Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge and was featured in a book called They Gave Blood, Sweat and Tears, a collection of true stories of American soldiers. Brud was an active member of Bethel United Presbyterian Church in Monroeville, PA and served as deacon there. Brud was a dedicated Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Brud married the love of his life, Joanne Winston, on September 1, 1951. They spent a wonderful 65 years together. Brud and Joanne were blessed with 3 daughters. Brud was an active member of the American Legion Post 223 in Sykesville, Maryland and served many years as chaplain. He was active in the Syria Mosque Shriners of Pittsburgh, Pa. Brud peacefully departed this life at home on Friday, February 5, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. His wonderful life will forever be cherished through his children: Karen and her husband, Larry Shelley of Grand Junction, Colorado; Cindy and her husband, Gil Pettegrew of Seattle, Washington; and Donna and her husband, Ken Brophy of Marriottsville, Maryland. He is also survived by six grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A celebration and service of his life will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3 PM at the American Legion Post 223, 7327 Slacks Road, Sykesville, MD 21784. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the American Legion Post 223 or Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and expressions of love and sympathy during this difficult time.

Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 7, 2016
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