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Gideon J. Wray


October 28, 2010


Gideon J. Wray, 60, of 85 Grubb Hill Road, Danville, PA, passed away Thursday, October 28, 2010, at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA.  He was born January 14, 1950 in Danville, PA, the son of Lewis P. and Veda A. Worthington Wray.

Gideon was a 1967 graduate of Danville High School, followed by a short stint at Bloomsburg University and 4 years serving with the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio, maintaining B-52 bombers.  Gideon received his Bachelors Degree in Business from Penn State University in 1975.  In 1981 Gideon received his MBA Degree from Bloomsburg University.  He earned his CPA in 1997.  Gideon was employed as an assistant accounting professor with the Business and Computer School at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, and was previously employed as an accounting professor at Bloomsburg University as well as having been a partner in Wray Associates.

Gideon is survived by his wife of 12 years, Rita M. Schechter Wray, whom he married October 18, 1998, and one step-daughter, Michaela R. Bench of Falls Church, VA.  Also surviving is one sister, Dorothy A. Gardner and her husband, John, of Holcomb, NY.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis V. Wray, Sr. on January 19, 2007.  Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Gideon was a member of Stonington Baptist Church in Stonington, PA.  He was a member of Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM where he served as Worshipful Master in 1988 and in 1991.

He enjoyed traveling, reading, socializing with friends, exploring his Scottish heritage, and working crossword puzzles.


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