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Robert Matthew "Bob" Gray
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1917
Staunton
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1991
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA

Services for Robert M. Gray, 74, will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal, with military rites by Milan American Legion Post 569.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a wake service at 7 p.m.

He died Tuesday at Franciscan Medical Center, Rock Island.

Mr. Gray had been a Rock Island firefighter for 27 years. He retired in 1970 as assistant fire chief. He later was employed by John R. Strieter Corp., Rock Island.

He married Rose Noone in 1938 in Clinton, Iowa.

During World War II, he served in the Army.

He was a founding member of Association of Retired Firefighters of Rock Island, charter member of City of Rock Island Employees Credit Union, and member of Illinois Association of Retired Firefighters. Additional memberships included Moose Lodge 190 of Rock Island, Milan American Legion and Rock Island Conservation Club.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Church building and grounds fund.

Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Roberta Zeno, Redwood, Calif.; sons, Brian, Alexandria, Va., and Glenn, La Habra, Calif.; grandchildren, Brendan and Jessica Gray, Alexandria; sisters, Eleanore Faulstich, Staunton, Ill., and Martha Chambers, Milan; and a brother, Hugh, Long Beach, Calif. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rose Joan Noone Gray (1913 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
S Sgt US Army World War II
 
Note: Member of the Rock Island Fire Department from 24 Aug 1943 - 24 Aug 1970
 
Burial:
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Plot: R 117
 
Created by: Mike & Robbie
Record added: Jan 12, 2009
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Robert Matthew Bob Gray
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Robert Matthew Bob Gray
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Robert Matthew Bob Gray
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- Ted Storck
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
May you rest in peace, Bob.
- Mike & Robbie
 Added: Jan. 12, 2009
 
 
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