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Donald Lee Gray

1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Donald Lee Gray Obituary

1933 - 2016

Went home to be with the Lord on April 7, 2016. Healthy and active to the end, he was at a hotel in Irvine with his wife preparing for a trip back East when he passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Don grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. He earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and married Natalie Galbraith in Boston on February 19, 1972. They made their home in Arcadia, California and were active in their church. From 1974 to 2002 he worked at JPL in Pasadena. He was chief navigator of the Voyager II spacecraft, which did a grand tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

Don is survived by his wife Natalie, his children Abigail, Benjamin, Rachel, and Caleb, and his brother Art Gray. Services will be Saturday, April 16 at 2 PM at Sierra Madre Congregational Church.
Published in Pasadena Star-News from Apr. 14 to Apr. 16, 2016
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