Richard T. Kray, 84

OSWEGO, NY – Richard T. Kray, 84, a resident of Oswego, passed away Wednesday June 18, 2014, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rose (McLernon) Kray.

Richard T. Kray
Richard T. Kray

Richard was a Staff Sergeant for the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1950-1954.

Richard retried as a service technician for Suburban Propane in Phoenix, NY.

He enjoyed boating and fishing. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Church. He was a member of the Lord’s Light Prayer Community.

Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Barcomb, Diane (Tom) Murray and Mary (Rodney) Gehan, all of Oswego; four sons, Timothy (Elizabeth) Kray of Florida, Gerald (Linda) Kray, Patrick Kray and James (Marcia) Kray all of Oswego; sisters, Carol (James) Regan, Marlene (Frank) Winchek, Kathleen (Robert) AuClair and Margaret (Robert) Izyk, all of Oswego; brother, Michael (Kathy) Kray of Oswego; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Frances Lillian (Boyer) Kray; his sister, Mary Graham; and his brother, Bobby Kray.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Church.

Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Calling hours will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Funeral Home, 11 W. Albany St., Oswego.

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Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.