Kevin M. Gray, 59

Kevin M. Gray, 59, of Boyertown, formerly of Kittanning, husband of Beth (Dittrich) Gray, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at the Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Neptune, NJ, he was the son of the late Linward and Patricia (Bruce) Gray. Kevin was a proud husband of his wife Beth for over 36 years and was looking forward to celebrating year 37 this year. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and was not afraid to let anyone who would listen know about it. Speaking of bragging, he was always quick to brag about his kid's accomplishments and glowed in excitement when talking about them. A devoted family man, he took advantage of every opportunity he could to go to as many of his kid's sporting events as possible, even if that was at the expense of pulling one kid out of school to see the other play. He enjoyed his career as a lineman for MetEd and was a longtime member of Friendship Hook & Ladder in Boyertown. Kevin enjoyed playing softball, and even though it was an over thirty league, he was lucky enough to play well into his fifties with his friends on Shadow Row. He was instantly recognizable driving through town in "Old Blue," his 1989 Ford F-150 as if the Pittsburgh Steelers license plate on the front wasn't obvious enough.

Surviving along with his wife Beth is his son Brett Gray; daughter Sarah Braceland fiancée of Keith Willard; brother Joe Gray, husband of Sheila; sisters Maryanne Oas; wife of Mike and Ursula Mageary; niece Susannah Gray Kendig; wife of Geoffrey; and nephew Tyler Braceland. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 3, 2023, at 12:30 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville, PA 19525.

Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 AM-12:15 PM at the funeral home. The family asks everyone attending to dress casual as if you were going to meet him for a drink, as Kevin would want!

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kevin's name to the Brandon S. Mason/Jason M. Benyo Baseball Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please make checks payable to Boyertown American Legion Baseball at PO Box 224, Boyertown, PA 19512. Please note the Scholarship Fund in the memo line to ensure that donations are attributed to the correct foundation. Or James DiCindio, Jennifer Gilbert, Leslie Saponsky, Berks County Community Foundation. Please make checks payable to Berks County Community Foundation at 237 Court Street, Reading, PA 19601. Please note the Scholarship Fund in the memo line so that donations are attributed to the correct foundation.

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Love you Dad. You were always my rock! You are so missed already. I am not sure how to move on without you here. I pray you are watching down on all of us and give us some strength. We love you so much.

~ Sarah Braceland
2/5/2023 5:55:18 PM

Beth and Brett, Our deepest condolences we extend to you both. Kevin was a sweet gentleman. Gone too soon. You both will be in my prayers. Psalm 23 Allison & Austin Jaz

~ Allison Jazlovietcki Perkiomenville, PA
2/4/2023 8:35:31 PM

Dear Beth and Brett, sending hugs and sympathy your way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. I treasure the numerous ball games, picnics and beers we shared together and I can still see his smiling face in the memories of my heart. May God hold you and that you are resting in peace.

~ Rick and Diana Grant Florence, MT
2/4/2023 9:45:01 AM

So sorry your loss my condolences to the family. R.i.p Kevin it was truly a pleasure being your friend.

~ Butch breslin
2/3/2023 3:15:48 PM

To the loving family: May your memories provide you comfort during this difficult time. Sending peace and love.

~ Barb Brocki Northwood, OH
2/3/2023 3:02:54 PM

Rest in peace my friend. You'll be sadly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing you. Our deepest condolences go out to the family.

~ Dean McDonough
2/3/2023 2:43:15 PM

My deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time

~ Janell
2/2/2023 9:52:27 PM

Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the entire family.

~ Neil George
2/2/2023 9:11:20 PM

We’re so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and keeping you in our thoughts. Ron & Tina Meyers

~ Tina
2/2/2023 5:07:14 PM

Beth, so sorry for your loss. You and the family will be in our prayers.

~ Karen and David Young
2/2/2023 2:40:07 PM

Our condolences to your families, so sorry for the loss of yet another great person in our community.

~ James &Melanie LeVan Boyertown, PA
2/2/2023 12:28:23 PM

Dear Beth and Brett, sending hugs and sympathy your way. My condolences to both of you. The only thing I remember helping me when my brother died was music, tears, and the passing of time. So hang tough and all will be better at some point soon.

~ Mark Clouser
2/2/2023 12:03:45 PM

Rest in Peace Dear Friend. Many years of great memories to keep close to our hearts until we meet again. See you on the other side. We love you, Chris and Sherri

~ Chris & Sherri Traxler Oley, PA
2/2/2023 8:25:59 AM

I'm so sorry for your lost. Just hold on to all the many wonderful memories you have with him.Prayers and hugs

~ Melanie LeVan Boyertown, PA
2/2/2023 5:29:29 AM

Beth, God Bless you and your family. Kevin is one of the good guys……

~ Shari Tarr Stull Freeport, Pa
2/1/2023 8:23:47 PM

We will never forget the great memories made while our boys played Bearcat baseball together. Beth, Brettski and Family…you are in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Th Heimbachs Gilbertsville, Pa
2/1/2023 8:00:42 PM


~ Timothy Hetrick Kittanning, PA
2/1/2023 7:18:04 PM

So many great memories, good times and laughs traveling everywhere with the Bearcats or just hanging out... rest in peace!

~ The Mikell's
2/1/2023 6:34:12 PM

RIP Kevin, it was a pleasure whenever around you at your favorite place and mine , Iezzi’s

~ Scott Moatz Bechtelsville, PA
2/1/2023 6:34:08 PM

Will always remember our great Bear cat trips. Some great stories to tell. Rest in peace. The Wellers

~ Tina weller
2/1/2023 3:57:02 PM

RIP Kevin you will always be remembered at Iezzis.

~ Paul Bauer Pottstown, PA
2/1/2023 1:55:37 PM

I will love you forever brother. Please look in on me once in awhile and try to keep me on the straight and narrow path. We both know that isn't happening. I will see you again. Tom

~ Thomas Mullen
2/1/2023 12:47:47 PM