John Barnes Gray

1938 - 2021



John B. Gray 82, of Roscoe, PA passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021 after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer.  He was the son of John and Helen (Bilitski) Gray of Elco, PA.  John worked various jobs to support his family and was employed for 20 years as a custodian at California University of PA.  John was well known on the craft show and festival circuit selling hand-designed clothing apparel.  John was an avid Pittsburgh and Cal U sports fan who loved his grandchildren and watching them participate in activities. John enjoyed talking with his life-long friend Jack McKay and attending gatherings with his Cal U work friends. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone, and his quick, witty humor will be missed! John was proceeded in death by his parents John and Helen, and his two brother in laws Rudy Schmidt and Luther Sheets.  Left to cherish his memory is his wife Sandy, who he adored, and his children:  Russell J. Gray, of Stow, OH, Brian Konick of Jefferson Hills, Kelly Zajicek (Dana) of Allenport, and Kristen Bucar of California,  a sister Barbara Sheets of Port St. Lucie, Fl, brother Joe Gray of Elco, PA, grandchildren:  Cameron, Colby, Danielle, Casey, Grace, Jack, and great grandson Brayden Bucar.  He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and a sister in law Mary Wilkinson who helped with his care.  As per John’s request, services will be private. Condolences can be sent to Sandy Gray, 504 Furlong Ave. Box 54, Roscoe, PA 15477. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Mariscotti Funeral Home, Inc., Anthony N. Mariscotti, Supervisor, 323 Fourth Street, California, PA 15419

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March 24, 2021 8:44 PM

Such sad news and may John be at peace and in a better place. Prayers and sympathy to the family.

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