Gray, Jr., Vernon W.

June 23, 2006

On June 21, 2006, VERNON W. GRAY, JR., age 61 of York, PA, formerly of Baltimore, MD. age 61. He was the husband of Linda L. (Marecki) Gray of York, PA. They were married for 38 years. He was the son of the late Vernon W. and Frances (Miller) Gray. In addition to his wife Linda he is survived by 11 Children, 11 Grandchildren, two sisters Linda Althoff and Frances Shifflet both of Baltimore, MD. He was a Ret. Sgt. of the Baltimore City Police Eastern District , retiring in 1995 after 23 years of service; and was a Ret. Baltimore County Police Officer, retiring in 2000 after 5 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Retired Police Benevolent Assoc. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday June 26th. Fr. Robert E. Mc Creary OFM, CAP. Will be officiating. Burial Mount Rose Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Sunday June 25, 2006 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home and from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Monday June 26, 2006 in the funeral home. The York County Veterans Honor Guard will provide military services. Arrangements handled by Etzweiler Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1111 E. Market Street York, PA 17403. Contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110. www.etzweiler.com NELLIE GUTKOSKA (nee Miedzienowski) wife of the late Raymond V. Gutkoska, Sr., beloved mother of Lynda J. Henry, Susan L. Dize, Raymond V. Gutkoska, Jr. and Pamela J. Hand: mother-in-law to Charles Henry, Sharon Gutkoska and Edward Hand: dearly loved grandmother of Kelly Carter, Wendy Henry-Roberts, Staci Dize-Shipwash, Kimberley Bateman, Traci Mc Kinney, Jessica Gutkoska, Matthew Hand, Christyn Hand, and Lisa Hand: great-grandmother of Rusty Oliver, the late Alexander Oliver, Eric Oliver, Mya Carter, Allan Lyman, III, Tabitha Lyman, Ashley Lyman, Alexandria Roberts, Abbigail Mc Kinney, Aubrey Mc Kinney and Marijayne Gutkoska-Quick: daughter of the late Veronica Miedzienowski and Anton Shimuk: sister of: Ann Knach, Frank Miedzienowski and the late Sophia Ulbinski, Agnes Burns, Helen Mc Cauley, Stanley Miedzienowski and Josephine Bailey, also survived by cousins and many nieces and nephews. Nellie stayed home for many years after getting married. She was a loving wife and mother. After her children went to school she went to work as a bookkeeper working beside her sister, Helen Mc Cauley, at Cy Blooms on Baltimore Street. When Cy Blooms closed she went to work as a bookkeeper for a construction company. Upon her retirement she did errands for her older sisters and her brother, Frank. Her mother, Veronica, used to tell her that one day they would need her, and need her they did. Her hobbies included bowling, reading, crochet and cards. She continued her education by researching subjects of interest on the Internet. It gave her great pleasure to be with her family, especially on special occasions and holidays. After Nellie became ill she resided at Manor Care Health Services -Woodbridge Valley until her demise. Visitation will be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue, on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1 P.M. in St. Benedict Catholic Church, interment to follow in New Cathedral Cemetery.

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