Mort Gray, 89


CRANSTON, R.I. – Mort Gray died Oct. 24 at Sunny View Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Joan Temkin (Gabar) Gray for 27 years. Born in Bronx, New York, a son of the late Abraham and Rose (Lehrer) Grabowsky, he was a longtime resident of Cranston.

Mort was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran, serving in the European theatre. He graduated from Long Island University, Class of ’47.  Mort was a member of Temple Sinai, Touro Fraternal Association and the Beth-El Bowling League.

He was the devoted father of Linda Klaen of Germany, Aaron Gray of Vienna, Virginia, Lois Johnson of Cranston and the late Steven Gray and Robert Gray and his surviving wife, Denise. He was the dear stepfather of Bruce Temkin and his wife, Karen, of Newton, Massachusetts, and the late Susan Cutler and her surviving husband, Jeffrey of Cranston. He was the loving brother of the late Blanche Paleg. He was the adored grandfather of Sarah Thomas, Judith Klaen, Stephan Klaen, Hannah Klaen, Melissa Gray, Allisyn Gray, Adam Gray, Naomi Burt, Kaia (Beth) Sanderby, Joseph Gray, Steven Gray, Robert Cutler, Melissa Bouchard, Charlie Temkin, Emily Temkin and the late David Gray and Marissa Gray. He was the cherished great-grandfather of 11.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 34 Commercial St., Cranston, RI 02905 or the charity of your choice.  

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