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Lawrence Sheridan Gray

Larry passed away suddenly July 21, 2012, in San Mateo, California. He was born March 30, 1928, in Los Angeles to Ruth and Lawrence Gray. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Katherine Brydolf Gray. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Louise Gray, and by his four children, David Gray (Vrenae Sutphin) of Santa Rosa, Donald Gray (Judy Greiner Gray) and Sally Gray Hollander of Hermosa Beach, and Jeffrey Gray of Los Angeles, and Louise's children, Kurt, Richard and Christian Huebner (Tracy) and Jennifer Hays (Stuart). He is also survived by grandchildren, Reavis and Noel Sutphin-Gray, Chris and Nick Gray, Hailey and Jory Hollander and their father, David Hollander, and Camille Gray and her mother, Christina Borges Gray, and Louise's grandchildren, Katherine and Frances Huebner, and Emma, Libby, and Brody Hays. He attended Pomona College, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Fraternity, then attended the University of Southern California School of Law. He joined his father-in-law in the practice of law in Pasadena and continued in that practice until he retired. He specialized in estates and trusts and also worked as an inheritance tax referee for the State of California during the Houston Flournoy administration. He was an avid sailor and owned boats ranging from racing dinghies to a 35-foot wooden yawl. He was an active member of the King Harbor Yacht Club in Redondo Beach and served as commodore and, for several years, as judge advocate. He enjoyed skiing, camping and fly-fishing, as well as extensive world travel. Another favorite pastime was playing drums in Jazz bands. Music of the "Swinging Years" always filled the house on Saturday morning. He attended dinner jam sessions with the Maestros at the University Club in Pasadena, a source of great pleasure. He cherished the beach and the ocean of Southern California, and, after his marriage to Louise, enjoyed his new home and circle of friends in San Mateo. He loved and was loved by the grandchildren of both of his families. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at St. Cross Episcopal Church, 1818 Monterey Boulevard, Hermosa Beach, California, on Friday, August 3, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 31, 2012
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