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32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
Fax: (586) 293-5837
Nate Gray

Nate Wallace Gray

Saturday, September 24th, 1932 - Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Wallace Nathan Gray, known to all as Nate, died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on March 15, 2019. He was 86 years of age.

Nate was born on September 24, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Dalton and Ruby (Graviette) Gray. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Soon after, Nate was united in marriage to his loving wife, Sharron G. Yochim, on January 10, 1959 at St. Veronica Catholic Church of Eastpointe. Their union was blessed with two beautiful daughters of whom he loved and cherished. Nate had a wonderful and successful career at Lanzen Fabricating for 40 dedicated years; retiring at the age of 84. He loved golfing in the warm summer months and bowling during the winter. He was an avid reader who enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Nate had a beautiful singing voice and was always in the church choir.. Above all, he was a gentleman who was humble and kind. He always had a hand to give and a shoulder to lean on. Nate will be deeply missed and his light will conitnue to glow in our hearts forever.

Nate is the devoted and loving husband of 60 years to Sharron; dearest father of
Candace (Robert) Maynard and Charise (Rich) Baker; cherished grandfather of Samantha, Joshua, Sarah, Jacob and Scott; dear brother of Denise Caron and the late Ronnie, Gary and Roger; and beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser, Monday 10:30 am until the closing prayers at 11:30am. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Paul of Tarsus on Monday at 12Noon. The placement of ashes will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery at 1pm on Wednesday.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
    Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home
    32814 Utica Road
    Fraser, Michigan 48026
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  • Service

    Monday, March 25th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, March 25th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Paul of Tarsus
    41300 Romeo Plank Road
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  • Interment

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019 1:00pm
    Great Lakes National Cemetery
    4200 Belford Rd.
    HOLLY, MI 48442
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R. Pringle

Posted at 08:08pm
My family and I would like to express our condolences to the Family of Mr. Gray. The scriptures provide a comforting promise that "all those in the Memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out." (John 5:28,29)

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Posted at 02:41pm
You have been part of our "Lanzen" family since 1975. We are truly going to miss you Nate. With heartfelt condolences,
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Judy Smith

Posted at 11:52am
Although I have known Nate for over 50 years, I will cherish our conversation at a recent friends' Christmas dinner. One of the many things we talked about was some of his health problems about which he was relaxed and realistic. I came away from that time with Nate knowing that he was a man "happy in his own skin." I am grateful to Sharron for once again arranging that gathering of friends that made that conversation possible. Nate will be missed by those friends and many, many others and of course by his loving family. Judy Smith

Anne Nicolazzo

Posted at 11:29pm
Nate and I worked together at Lanzen for 40 years together. Nate would never spell my name with an "e" I was Ann with a "dit" (as he would call it) Ann. A "dit" was morse code for "e" (from his days in the Navy) and I always called him "Wally". I love you Wally.

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