Raymond “Ray” J. Gray, 71, of Arbor Vitae, died on Monday, Aug. 16 at Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff.
Ray was born on April 30, 1939 in West Allis, the son of Roy and Casmira (nee Kaminski) Gray.
Ray retired from Rockwell International Corp. in Oshkosh.
He was an avid fisherman and deer hunter and enjoyed photography. Ray was a 3rd generation fishing guide on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes. He had articles published in Fishing Facts Magazine and also made and sold his own Jigs and Down Rigger weights to local bait shops. He loved salmon fishing on Lake Michigan and building ice shanty’s and then fishing on the “Hard Water.”
Survivors include his wife, Helen, Arbor Vitae; and children, Thomas (Susan) Gray, Juleigh (Kelly) Hastings and Bonney Warner, all of Oshkosh; and step children, Andy Mann and Tony (Jolene) Mann, both of Merrill, and Michele Mann, Madison; and by grandchildren, Cole Garrow, Nathan Gray, Rachel Gray, Megan Warner, Grant and Madelon Christian; and great grandson, Adrian Christner; and by step grandchildren, Alex and Erik Mann; and by sisters, Margaret (James) D’Angelo, Milwaukee, and Judy (Jack) Golz, Oshkosh; and by nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside Services were held Thursday, Aug. 19 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Arbor Vitae.
Online condolences may be shared at www.bolgerfuneral.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the family would be appreciated.
Bolger Funeral and Cremation services served the family.