Earl H. Gray, 92

Quality control worker

December 19, 2006

Earl H. Gray, a retired quality control worker and longtime Overlea resident, died of a heart attack Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 92.

Mr. Gray was born in Philadelphia and raised in Audubon, N.J. In 1941, he moved to Baltimore to take a job with the old Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.

Mr. Gray began his career in tool manufacturing and became a quality control inspector.

He worked on various space programs including Gemini, family members said.

He worked in quality control for General Electric for six years until retiring in 1977.

Mr. Gray had been the girls softball chairman for the Overlea-Fullerton Recreation Council and also managed a team in the league.

He also was a former president of the Baltimore-area chapter of the American Turners gymnastic organization.

He enjoyed flower gardening and traveling throughout the U.S.

His wife of many years, the former Miriam Tyndale, died in 1973.

Mr. Gray was a communicant of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1131 Mace Ave., Essex, where his funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years, the former Elizabeth Riley; a son, Barry Gray of Stewartstown, Pa.; three daughters, Carol Dressler of Arnold, Joyce Caldwell of Fallston and Bonnie Rohde of Baltimore; four stepdaughters, Pam Phillips of Stevenson, Sharon Boehl of Glen Rock, Pa., Deborah Lockett of Austin, Texas, and Rebekah Wilson of San Bernardino, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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