LORAIN – Wellsley Orion Gray, 82, of Lorain passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 with family at his side. Wells was born in Lorain on December 9, 1933, the son of the late Wellsley D. and Nancy F. (nee Lazear) Gray. He was a graduate of Lorain High School, Class of 1952A, graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1956 and was the captain of the University of Wisconsin 1955 football team where he earned the Most Valuable Player Award that year. Wells career in the dairy business scanned 46 years where he was co-owner of the former Lorain Dairy. He was a member of the Lorain Chamber of Commerce, Lorain Rotary Club, the former YMCA, served for 30 years on the Lorain National Bank Board of Directors, and likewise volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. He was inducted in to the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame. Wells most enjoyed spending time with his family along with hunting, fishing, biking and traveling the world. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Kathleen (nee Mramor) Gray, daughter Erin C. (Tom) Costello of Dunstable, MA, sons Wellsley F Gray of Mercersburg, PA, James F. (Sheri) Gray of Niceville, FL, 10 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter, sister Nancy A. (Jerry) McBride of Bay Village and brother Paul D. (Genieve) Gray of Amherst. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Betty Benko. Wells was a member of the Heritage Presbyterian Church in Amherst where the celebration of his life will be held on October 20, 2016 at 10:00 am followed by a social gathering and luncheon. Wells was a US Army veteran, serving from 1956-1958 and will be buried atthe Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio at 2:30. We welcome those that wish to attend. Contributions can be made according to a personal choice.
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