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William J. Gray

1928 ~ 2020 (age 92)


William “Bill” Judson Gray, 92, of Ten Broeck Center in Lake Katrine, NY went to be with his Eternal Father on Monday May 11, 2020.

Bill was born at home in Glenford, NY and was the son of the late Hazel (Moore) Gray and the late Arthur S. Gray.  He graduated from Kingston High School in 1947 with perfect attendance for all four years.  Bill was a U. S. Army veteran and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.  When Bill was young, he worked for a well driller, then for a machine shop, and he worked on guidance systems for early missiles.  He later retired from IBM in Kingston, NY as a Mechanical Engineer.  He was a very active member of the Glenford/Reservoir United Methodist Churches.

Bill had many interests and hobbies including golfing, camping, putting puzzles together, and flying RC planes.  He was a volunteer for the P.E.T. (Personal Energy Transporters) Project which would help victims of land mines gain mobility in Third World countries. He was a “Mr. Fix-It” and was always there to help people.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Linda (Marlatt) Gray, daughter Eileen (Gray) Krick, son in-law William “Bill” Krick, Jr., grandson William Krick III, granddaughter Kirsten Krick, and extended relatives and friends.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Reservoir United Methodist Church, 3056 State Route 28, Shokan, NY 12481.  Arrangements are by Lasher Funeral Home in Woodstock, NY and a memorial wall is available at

In the interest of public safety and in accordance with the New York State’s Executive Order in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a private funeral led by Rev. Peggy Sauerhoff at the burial at Woodstock Cemetery in Woodstock, NY.  A service of celebration and remembrance of Bill’s life will be held at a later date.

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Reservoir United methodist Church
3056 State Route 28, Shokan NY 12481

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