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Betty M. (Meinert) Gray

October 16, 1927 ~ March 23, 2020 (age 92)


Betty M. Gray, 92, formerly of Valencia, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 23, 2020 at Paramount Senior Living.

Born in Sharpsburg, PA on October 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mary Hofer Meinert.

Betty was a member and former Deacon at Glade Run Presbyterian Church and enjoyed serving her church community. She also belonged to the Middlesex Twp. V.F.D. Ladies Auxiliary. Betty worked the voting polls in Middlesex for many years and enjoyed participating in A.A.R.P. activities. Throughout her 67 years of marriage to Merle, camping and traveling was a true passion. She cherished the many friendships she forged over the years.

Betty enjoyed cooking family meals, baking, crocheting afghans, play cards with her grandchildren, but above all, she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her children, David (Diana) of Mechanicsburg, Robert (Bonnie) of Punta Gorda, and Barbara (Charles) of Butler. She was also the proud grandmother of 8 grandchildren: Allen, Michelle, Kim, Matt, Sandy, Brad, Bethann and Charlie and 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle J. Gray, who she married on October 13, 1945 and who died on July 23, 2013 and by her youngest son, Thomas M. Gray. The last of her immediate family, she was also preceded in death by her brothers, Henry, George, Al, and Chuck and by her sisters, Marie, Naomi, Irene and Ruth.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the staff at Paramount Senior Living for their compassionate care over the last 4.5 years.

Services and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the JDRF Western PA Chapter, 501 Martindale Street #670, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. The condolences are available at


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