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Michael A. Gray, 66, of New Castle passed away the morning of Monday, March 13, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born on Sept. 10, 1950, in Oak Hill, West Virginia, he was a son of Andrew and Merle Gray.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Joyce Jones Gray, whom he married on May 29, 1993.
Michael was retired from Castle Mold and Tool Inc. of New Castle.
During his free time, Mike enjoyed fishing for steelhead and gardening. He loved his faithful companion, his dog Apollo, and adored spending time with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Joyce, he is survived by two daughters, Cher (Joseph) Paolini and Rachel (Raymond) Krantz, all of New Castle; three sons, Joshua (Valerie) Gray of Harrisburg, Ben Gray of Beaufort, South Carolina, and Charles (Melinda) Tanner of New Wilmington; two brothers, Arthur (Barbara) Gray of North Lima, Ohio, and Mark (Vicki) Allen of Richmond, Virginia; a sister, Sandy (Benny) Huffman of Charleston, West Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
In keeping with Michael's wishes, there will be no public funeral service.
The family will be honoring Mike with a private Celebration of Life.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., where online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on March 13, 2017
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