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William W. Gray


1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
William W. Gray Obituary
William W. Gray passed away on July 2nd, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He had lived with Parkinson's Disease for five years. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Brookville Ohio, to Sylvan and Mary Gray. He graduated from University of Cincinnati with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After the ROTC, he was commissioned in the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as 1st Lieutenant. He married Kathryn Harold in 1956 (d.1981) and they moved to Los Angeles where they had three children, Kathryn Elizabeth (Leonard) Kinzel, William Douglas (Lynne) Gray and Anne Louise (Jeffrey) Trankle. He worked as Chief Scientist at Hughes Aircraft, leading a group of engineers and scientists developing radar systems, where his major contribution was introducing microwave integrated circuits into hybrid systems. He retired in 1992. In July 1983, he married Kay Lishon who had two children, Lynda (Rodney) Scheneman and David (Judy) Lishon. Bill enjoyed family lake vacations, bicycling and motorcycling with his friends, woodworking, skiing, and working on home projects. He was an avid reader and he loved jazz and classical music. He and Kay loved playing golf, dancing and traveling extensively. He is survived by Kay, five children, seven grandchildren and his older sister, Madge Gotschall. The celebration of his life will be held at the church he attended, Saint Andrews Presbyterian on July 21st, at 11 AM. Please sign the guest book at http://www.greenhillsmortuary.com/obituaries/William-Gray-26/Please sign the guestbook at dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 14, 2018
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