Guy Andrew Gray

McCLURE – Guy Andrew Gray, 80, of McClure, died at 2:05 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at his home.

Born on Jan. 18, 1933, in Siglerville, he was a son of the late Archie S. and Verna Faye (Nale) Gray.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Brown Nale and his grandmother, Stella June Nale, to whom he was very close.

Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Brown Franklin Gray, John B. Gray and Thomas L. Gray, and a grandson, Trevor Andrew Shoemaker.

Guy is survived by: his wife, Sara Ann (Houser) Gray; children, Susan Shoemaker, of Lewistown, and Nancy Avolese, of Middletown; sister, Janet Renninger and husband, William, of Millerstown; brother, Ronald G. Gray and wife, Renate, of Manheim, Germany; grandson, Derek Andrew Shoemaker and wife, Rachel; and great-granddaughter, Adriana Marie Shoemaker.

Guy was a graduate of Milroy High School.

Earlier in life he was a farmer, worked at Purity Milk Co. and later, at Standard Steel.

He was a very active member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Havice Valley.

Guy was a huge Braves and Penn State football fan and an avid hunter.

He loved baseball so much that he played a game in his 60s. Guy also enjoyed playing and coaching baseball with his grandsons.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 293 Havice Valley Road, Milroy, with the Rev. Vicki Elmer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, c/o Joyce Wagner, P.O. Box 1, Milroy, PA 17063.

All arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

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