Father Robert B. Gray,
a retired pastor, dies at 93

Father Robert B. Gray

Father Robert B. Gray, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, died July 5. He was 93 and had served as a priest for 64 years.

Father Gray, a native of Louisville, was ordained a priest on May 25, 1957.

He served as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church and St. Gregory Church in Samuels, Ky. He served as associate pastor of St. Martha, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Therese and St. Vincent de Paul churches.

Father Gray also taught at St. Thomas Seminary. While serving as pastor of St. Vincent de Paul, he provided spiritual care to patients at Methodist Evangelical Hospital.

He served on the Priest Council and on the Catholic School Board. He was one of the founders of the Shelby Park Neighborhood Association.

Father Gray served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He had been a third-degree member of the Knights of Columbus since 1947.

He is survived by brothers Francis Gray (Mary Lou) of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Joseph Gray (Veronica) of Colts Neck, N.J.; cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be July 9 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Ave. and July 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 1020 E. Burnett Avenue. The Mass of Christian burial will follow. Burial will be in the priest section of Calvary Cemetery.

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