William "Bill" Thomas Gray of Menlo Park died peacefully April 20 due to complications from pneumonia. He was 88.
Born in San Jose, he attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and Santa Clara University, where he received a degree in engineering.
After attending the Maritime Academy in New York, he served in World War II. Upon returning from the war, he married Barbara Collins, and made a career as a production engineer.
The Grays lived in Atherton for 35 years before moving to Menlo Park.
Mr. Gray was a golf enthusiast and avid sailor, say family members.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Barbara; sons William Thomas Jr. and Steven; daughters Teri McKelvy and Lauren Koenig; brother Thomas Gray of San Jose; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A private service for the family was held April 26. Memorial donations may be made to Aging Adult Services at Stanford University, attention: Rita Ghatak, 300 Pasteur Drive, Suite H3245, Stanford, CA 94305-5229.
Alex Fu-Hing Cheng
Alex Fu Hing Cheng, a resident of Portola Valley and later Oakland, died April 24 due to illness. He received an MBA from Stanford in 1967.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 8.
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