James A. Gray Sr.

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James A. Gray Sr., 85, DuBois, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Sept. 7, 1929, in Luthersburg, he was the son of the late John R. and Kathleen Shaffer Gray.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy.
On June 2, 1951, he married H. Maxine Lingenfelter Gray. She preceded him in death Jan. 8, 2006.
Jim had worked at Kruk flooring in DuBois for 17 years and in that time became an expert tile and linoleum installer.
After that, he worked at the DuBois Post Office for more than 30 years and at the end of his retirement held the position of window clerk at the Brady Street location.
Jim was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church. He was instrumental in the formation and development of the Brady Township Park and Recreation Association and served on the board for many years.
He was also a member of the Brady Township Volunteer Fire Department, Pennsylvania Wildlife Habitat Unlimited and the Garfield Lodge Free and Accepted Masons #559.
He was a master craftsman and over the years built houses for each of his four children.
He enjoyed hunting with children, grandchildren and friends at the Big A Camp.
He was an avid birdwatcher and feeder.
He also enjoyed sports and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan as well as a Penn State fan.
Jim is survived by two sons, James A. Gray Jr. and his wife, Linda K., of Luthersburg, and Michael J. Gray and his wife, Linda D., of DuBois; a daughter, Florie Ciamacco and her husband, Michael, of Curwensville; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Gray of Delmont; 10 grandchildren: Stacey Nist and her husband, Jeffrey; Jamison Gray and his wife, Michelle; Jennifer Gray; Josie Georgiana and her husband, Chris; Michael Gray and his wife, Brittany; Mickey Ciamacco and his wife, Melissa; Heather Kelly and her husband, Michael; Lindsay Schaffer and her husband, J.T.; Denielle Gray; and Max Ciamacco and his wife, Cammy; 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruthie Srock and her husband, Ralph, of Luthersburg and Betty Blake of Newark, Del.; a brother, Fred Gray and his wife, Delores, of Luthersburg; a sister-in-law, Marion Gray of Luthersburg; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and his best buddy, Droopy.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Dennis R. Gray; a brother, Robert W. Gray; and a sister, Dorothy Hibner.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Howe officiating. Full military honors will be accorded from the funeral home by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard. Burial will be in Luthersburg Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, Route 4, Luthersburg, PA 15848 and/or Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave,, DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be made at www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2015
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