Honor Mission

Dean C. Gray

US Navy - WWII Veteran

Albany, New York - 28 Mar 2017



The family of Mr. Dean Carver Gray, a “Greatest Generation” United States Navy veteran, has requested Patriot Guard Rider presence at his military honors funeral services.

Mr. Dean Gray enlisted in the United States Navy in August,1944 at the age of 17. After receiving recruit training at USNTS Sampson in New York, he attended training schools at Davisville Naval Construction Battalion Center, R.I. and Naval Construction Battalion Center Port Hueneme in California. Upon completion of training, Dean was deployed as a United States Navy Seabee, and served in Okinawa. He was Honorably discharged in June of 1946 as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class and for his service, was awarded the American Theater Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and Asiatic Pacific Theater Medal.

After the War, he worked for GE in Schenectady, NY for 37 years in the Generator Division. Dean's greatest accomplishment was his family, and he was a role model to all of them. Dean was a very positive, optimistic person, who never complained or felt sorry for himself. Even during his final difficult days he was more concerned about others.

The Patriot Guard Riders will stand proudly, rendering dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Dean Carver Gray, proud United States Navy WWII Veteran.

Ray Sestak
Assistant State Captain
Eastern Region, PGRNY
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Primary Staging Time: 08:30 A.M.
Christ The King Church
20 Sumter Avenue
Albany, New York - 12203
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
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Special Instructions:
Staging is 08:30 at the church.  Members will form a flag line for the arrival of family. Calling Hours are 09:00 to 11:00, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial. Following the church services, interment with full military honors will take place at:

Memory Gardens
983 Watervliet Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12205


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PO Box 637
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590




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