Gayle F. (Font) Gray, 72, of North Warren, Pa., died on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, Pa., after a brief illness.
She was born on July 26, 1949, in Warren, Pa., to the late Francis S. Font and N. Jeanette Walstrom.
Gayle was a Warren area resident her entire life and was a 1967 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed for 31 years with Deluxe Storage, working in the accounting and bookkeeping departments, retiring in 1999. She was an avid card player and enjoyed playing with her sister-in-law, Sandy Font, her nieces, and her friends. Gayle loved her flower gardens, especially her zinnias and dahlias. Her home was especially beautiful around the holidays; she had a knack for decorating. For many years she went to garage sales and the auction with her sister-in-law, Sue Sitler, collecting antiques and furniture to restore.
She is survived by her loving husband, John M. Gray, whom she married March 11, 1972, in Warren; two children: Leslie Bloomgren and husband, Greg, of Sugar Grove, and Kevin Jon Gray, of Warren; one brother, Joseph “Joe” L. Font and his wife, Sandra; two sisters, Gloria Suppa and husband, Victor, and Susan Swanson and husband, Douglas, all of Warren; one grandson, Grayson James Collopy of Sugar Grove; several nieces and nephews; and her cat, Habanero ” Hobby”.
In addition to her parents, Gayle was preceded in death by her niece, Nicole Font, whom she loved dearly.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East St., Warren, Pa., on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at 11 a.m., in the funeral home with the Rev. Rick Tomasone, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, Pa.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365.
Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www. lewisfuneralhominc.com.