Robert Gordon Gray

SALEM – Robert Gordon Gray, 97, of Salem, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1917, in Salem, a son of the late James Lee and Nora (Gordon) Gray.

Mr. Gray retired in 1979 as a die maker from American Standard where he had worked for faive years. He had previously been employed at the former Mullins Mfg. as a die maker for 40 years.

His wife, Melba (Dole) Gray, whom he married Oct. 27, 1939, preceded him in death Dec. 6, 2010. A brother, Richard Gray, also preceded him in death.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Paul Dennis (Helen) Gray of Mount Vernon, Iowa; a daughter, Jo-Carol Gray of Salem; a sister, Jayne Harsh of East Rochester; a brother, Donald Gray of Alliance; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at the Hope Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, Ohio 44406; or the First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, Ohio 44460.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

Mr. Gray’s obituary may be viewed and condolences sent online at


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