Obituary of Gilbert Gray
Gilbert Gray, age 90, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2019 at his home in Grass Valley, CA with his wife and daughter at his side. Born in New Castle, PA, Gil was a man of integrity and honor, earning many successes in life. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America, joined the US Army and served his country from 1946 to 1948. Gil attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH where he earned a BA in business and minor in psychology.
He pursued sales in his early career and ultimately found a passion for finance and retirement planning. In 1974, Gil helped develop the title, pioneered the process and became one of the first Certified Financial Planners (CFP) ever. In 2005, he moved to Nevada County where he served his community through memberships with Habitat for Humanity, the Nevada City Rotary Club, the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and the Masons.
Gil loved to travel and take cruises. Some of his favorite trips were a cruise through the Panama Canal and a cruise to Alaska for his Golden Anniversary. Besides travel he loved to garden and would spend many a warm day landscaping his backyard with fountains, a stone river and a bridge.
He was a man who loved color, adventure and life. His loving wife, Dee, his son, Kevin and his daughter, Kimberly, survive Gil. His first son Bradley precedes him in death.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life at 1 PM, on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Goldminers Inn, 121 Bank St, Grass Valley, CA 95945.
In lieu of flowers, the Gray family would appreciate donations made to any of Gil’s favorite charities. Hospice of the Foothills 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy Grass Valley, CA 95945 hospiceofthefoothills.thankyou4caring.org/donation
The Rotary Foundation 14280 Collections Center Dr. Chicago, IL 60693 my.rotary.org/en/donate
Salvation Army give.salvationarmyusa.org/give/164006/#!/ donation/checkout
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