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Robert W. Gray dies at 60

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Robert W. Gray, of Chesterton, passed away surrounded by family in the early hours of Sunday, April 6, 2008. He was 60.

On May 2, 1970 he married Linda Evers, who survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by daughters, Jacqueline (Todd) True of O’Fallon, Ill., Kathleen (Paul) VanderSpek, Elizabeth Gray (Dennis Kindred) and Patricia Gray (Spencer Noland) all of Seattle, Wash.; his mother Barbara (Gordon) Riehl of Prescott, Ariz. and father Robert O. (Min) Gray of Columbus, Ind.; sisters, Deborah Gray of Princeton, N.J., Susan Gray (Raymond Miller) of Annapolis, Md., Janice (Tim) Martin of Jacksonville, Fla., Judy Gray and Diane Gray of Indianapolis, Ind.; brothers, Mark (Ligaya) Gray of Tulsa, Okla., and Tim (Eileen) Gray of Lafayette, Ind.

A Vietnam veteran, creator of Chesterton’s first community website and facility superintendent for Air Products & Chemicals plants, Bob Gray wishes to be remembered best for raising a family of four girls, together with his wife Linda (Evers) Gray.

Last April, Bob was diagnosed with brain cancer and courageously volunteered to participate in a clinical trial to find a cure at the University of Chicago Hospitals. Following 11 months of health, hope, and happiness, he fell ill from symptoms of the returned cancer.

Bob was a northwest Indiana native, grew up in Gary, and graduated from Lew Wallace High School (’66), and Purdue University (’73).

Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John United Church 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton.

The family requests memorial gifts to the American Brain Tumor Association


Posted 4/7/2008