Richard Lee “Dick” Gray

December 01, 1933 ‒ April 11, 2015

Mansfield, Ohio

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MANSFIELD: Richard Lee “Dick” Gray, of Mansfield Ohio, passed away into eternal rest on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at UPMC Medical Center, Altoona, PA surrounded by his family. He was 81.

He was born December 1, 1933 the son of the late Romayne (Kirkland) Mercer and Robert Thomas Gray. He first married Beatrice Clever and on November 5, 1976, married Rose Marie Rose, who preceded him in death April 24, 2009.

Surviving are his children: Richard (Linda) Gray, Claudia (Richard) Anderson, Douglas (Pamela) Gray all of Altoona, PA and Amy (David) Stoy of Harrisburg, PA; 12 Grandchildren: Aaron, Leah, Lydia, Jeffrey, Eric, Brian, Danielle, Nathaniel, Casey, David, Dylan and Dakota; and nine great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother Robert Gray of Mansfield; a niece Roconna Lamb of Oil City, PA, and his children’s mother Beatrice Dorminy of Altoona, PA.

Dick was a 1952 graduate of Mansfield Senior High. Upon graduation he entered the Naval Reserves. He retired from Nickels Bakery in 1990 with 30 years of faithful service. Dick was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church, Mansfield.

Dick was a “people person” and knew everyone in town. In his retirement he truly enjoyed his friendships and his McDonald’s breakfast gang. He also enjoyed attending local high school sporting events and was an avid Browns fan. Dick was a wonderful father, and had such pride in his grandchildren and great grandchildren, always supporting all of their endeavors. He will be greatly missed.

His family will receive friends Friday, April 17, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Pastor DeWayne Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers please pay forward an act of kindness for a friend or stranger, in memory of Dick.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Dick’s family. Send them a note of sympathy and support or watch Dick’s tribute video at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • So sorry to learn of your loss but we are assured of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    Dr. Blake Wagner Sr. Retired Pastor Main Street Church 1974-93

  • Many you be comforted by the thoughts and prayers of friends who care.
    Main Street Church Friends, Bob and Sandy Milum and Soni Childs

  • DICK WAS A FRIEND AND NEIGBOR OF OURS. WE LOVED DICK AND HAD MANY GOOD TIMES WITH HIM. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. MAY GOD BE WITH HIS FAMILY AT THIS TIME.

  • Please allow me to express my codolences for the loss of “Mr. Dick”. My father was a resident of Sterling House during the time Mr. Dick was there as well. He was such a gentle soul, and such a character at the same time. He loved my dad’s Sheltie, Odie, whom I brought to visit almost every day. He would always ask to see “my baby”, and I was happy to oblige. If I didn’t bring Odie, he always would tell me I better bring him the next day. He also loved to sit in the garden; he loved the sun. He would be as brown as a berry in just a couple of days. I really missed him when he moved to Penn. My father also passed recently. I hope they run into each other. With very fond memories and my sympathies, Jo Ann Ritchie

  • So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I served with him on the Lexington JC’s, back in the late 60’s/early 70’s. He was a real gentleman.

    Condolences to the family.