Dennis E. Gray, 62, of Jamestown passed away Thursday (March 21, 2019) in UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.
A lifelong area resident he was born May 24, 1956 in Jamestown, the son of Lionel J. and Wanda J. Brown Gray.
Dennis was a 1974 graduate of Jamestown High School and attended the University of Michigan. Prior to retirement he was employed by Troyer Farms.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and Jamestown Loyal Order of Moose. Dennis played in several fast pitch and slow pitch softball leagues, and also was an umpire. He enjoyed his family; NASCAR Racing, baseball, softball, football, watching Fox News, golfing and bowling. Dennis was an avid Sabers, Yankees and Buffalo Bills fan.
Surviving are his wife Cindy L. Miller Gray whom he married July 28, 2001 in Frewsburg; his mother Wanda J. Gray of Jamestown; six children: Andrea (Gordy) Austin of Kennedy, Cammie (Kevin) White of Jamestown, Brett Gray of Falconer, Maria (Daniel) Mendell of Tampa, FL, Heather Mendell of Jamestown, Erin (Mike) Pickering of Reno, NV;; eight grandchildren: Taylor R. and Kaden R. Bianco; Devin M. and Xander G. Austin, Journey A. and Tavares K. White, Moses J. and Enola J. Pickering and his dog, Little Girl.
He was preceded in death by his father Lionel J. Gray on September 26, 2008.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Rev. Marc Samworth will officiate. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be donated to Xplosion All-Star Competitive Cheer Teams, c/o Samantha Robinson, 17 Kingsbury St., Jamestown, NY 14701.