|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1928|
|Death: ||May 21, 2006|
John A. "Jack" Bray of 425 Holly Drive, Ephrata, formerly Arlington, Va., died at age 77 on Sunday the 21st of May at Ephrata Hospital after a brief battle with cancer.
Born in New Kensington, Westmoreland Co., he was a son of the late John A. and Regene (McCullough) Bray, and the husband of Rosita A. (Almaguer) Bray, since their marriage in 1953.
He served in the Army for two years in World War II as a Staff Sgt. in Japan and then graduated from Monmouth College, Warren Co., Ill., in 1952.
After that, the federal government employed Jack as a Geodesist (high precision mapping) for 36 years. He most recently worked part-time with R.R. Donnelley in Lancaster from 1999 until his illness this past January.
Here in Pa ., he was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ephrata, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Father Daley Council, a volunteer with Hospice of Lancaster County, and as hobbies, did genealogy research and traveled.
As a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, he was the executive program director of activities, president of the Archdiocesan Sodality, organizer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, an officer in the Knight of Columbus and received the 1965 St. Thomas More Award for Outstanding Lay Service to the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
He then relocated to Arlington, Va., where he was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, for 20 years before retiring and relocating in Lancaster County.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, John M. Bray, Ephrata, and Mark D. Bray, Glendale, Calif. Another son, Matthew D. Bray, died in 1995. MASS: OMPH Catholic Church, Church and Pine Sts., Ephrata. BURIAL: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata. VIEWING: Good Funeral Home, 34-38 N. Reamstown Rd., Reamstown; Rather than flowers, please remember Jack with contributions to Hospice of Lanc. Co., Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. www.goodfuneral.com
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Jack was a member of the 21st Infantry Regiment and served in Camp Wood as a S/Sgt in "D" Company as an Administrative NCO 502 in the Officer Personnel Records Section.|
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