Mort Gray


Gray, Mort, 89, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Sunny View Nursing Home. He was the beloved husband of Joan Temkin (Gabar) Gray for 27 years. Born in Bronx, NY, a son of the late Abraham and Rose (Lehrer) Grabowsky, he was a longtime resident of Cranston. Mort was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran, serving in the European Theatre. He graduated from Long Island University, Class of ’47.  Mort was a member of Temple Sinai, Touro Fraternal Association and the Beth-El Bowling League. Devoted father of Linda Klaen of Germany, Aaron Gray of Vienna, VA, Lois Johnson of Cranston and the late Steven Gray and Robert Gray and his surviving wife, Denise. Dear step-father of Bruce Temkin and his wife, Karen, of Newton, MA and the late Susan Cutler and her surviving husband, Jeffrey of Cranston. Loving brother of the late Blanche Paleg. Adored grandfather of Sarah Thomas, Judith Klaen, Stephan Klaen, Hannah Klaen, Melissa Gray, Allisyn Gray, Adam Gray, Naomi Burt, Kaia (Beth) Sanderby, Joseph Gray, Steven Gray, Robert Cutler, Melissa Bouchard, Charlie Temkin, Emily Temkin and the late David Gray and Marissa Gray. Cherished great grandfather of 11. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 34 Commercial Street, Cranston, RI 02905 or the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at 140 Brettonwoods Drive, Cranston on Thursday 7-9 p.m., Friday 2-4 p.m. and Saturday 7-9 p.m.


  1. Barb & Phil Paleg
    Oct 25, 2017

    Sorry we can’t make it out. Mort was loved by family and friends and will always be remembered.

  2. Rosemary Gatti
    Oct 25, 2017

    Dear Joan, I have such fond memories of Mort, and of his love and devotion to you. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely, Rose Gatti

  3. Dan Siegel
    Oct 26, 2017

    Joan, I’m so sorry. Mort was a good man, and we will all miss him. You take care of yourself. My very best to you–Dan

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