Deborah J. Gray

Deborah J. Gray, 59 passed away Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Deborah was born September 28, 1956 in Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Jane Brennan Johnston and the late Alexander Campbell Johnston.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son Sean; a sister; Patricia and a brother; William.

Cremation arrangements are being handled by Dellinger Funeral Home, Inc. in Woodstock.

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23 Condolences to Deborah J. Gray

  1. Christine kidd says:

    The few times I dealt with her through LMC she was a class act. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  2. Rosemary Neu says:

    My condolences to the family of Deb Gray. I worked with Deb at LMC and really enjoyed playing games on Facebook with her after we both retired.

  3. Randee Dickey says:

    My condolences to the family of Deb Gray, I worked with Deb at LMC for many years. About 3 years go, before she bought the farm she came to Tucson to check it out as a possible retirement location and stayed with me. We had a lovely visit. We kept in touch pretty well until about 9 months ago and this week I was thinks no about her and was going to message her because it was not like her to be so distant. I am so sorry that I never did it and that we lost connection. She was a super woman, smart, full of life and interested in getting the fam together. Special condolences to her son and daughter-in- law who she loved a no was so proud of. Deb will be missed,

  4. Melanie Fadrowski says:

    With deepest sympathy at such a loss. We worked together at LMC and just recently re-connected on Facebook. We were together just a few months ago at the retirement gathering of another colleague and it was wonderful to catch up and spend time together. Just cannot believe she is gone. What a wonderful person. Smart, capable, kind and with a wry sense of humor. She will be deeply missed.

  5. Robin Rockhold says:

    Sean and family, my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I worked with your mom in Florida and again in Maryland. I was blessed when she came to my retirement party in Maryland just a few short months ago and it was great to connect in person. Through the decades we laughed together, we cried together, we played practical jokes on each other and we even argued a time or two! Here’s one funny memory. You probably know Deb was SUPER organized and a bit of neat freak. Well for one birthday the night before her birthday we came into her office and taped all the drawers shut, broke the lead off all her pencils, taped the phone plunger down (so when it rang she couldn’t answer it…it just rang and rang!) and then we put confetti on her desk and filled her office with balloons! Needless to say when we yelled “surprise” the next morning she was laughing almost uncontrollably. She was a GREAT sport but by the end of the day she asked if she could PLEASE clean it up!
    May your great memories give you great comfort in the coming days. God be with you.
    Robin Rockhold

  6. Brenda Stancombe says:

    Prayers and condolences to you Sean, family and friends. I worked for Deb and Robin during my benefits time in Lakeland. She always made it so easy to talk to her about anything. RIP Deb and may Our Good Lord walk with you Sean and give you comfort in these coming days..

  7. Martha Zinni says:

    OMG that is so sad. I knew Deborah back in the day…and she was always willing to listen, and took the time to educate me. She was funny too. Way to young. My sincerest condolences to her family. RIP Deborah

  8. Roy Stokes says:

    A very sad loss, Deb (as she preferred to be called) was a bright example of the Fellowship. Indeed a lively and vibrant person, she is already missed. My kindest regards to her mother, son and daughter.

  9. Page Imperial says:

    Sean, Patti, Bill, and Julie – my heart is broken. I met Deb 19 years ago when she was at LMC and I was at Watson Wyatt. One of my first assignments was helping Deb with a large pension transition. We worked day and night and became fast friends. We worked for a number of years together and accomplished many feats (Deb’s LMC colleagues can attest to the accomplishments we achieved back in those days). Our friendship grew much deeper than work. We met for dinner (sushi of course) every month and always celebrated our birthdays since mine is September 29 with a trip somewhere – our farthest was to NY to visit you Sean. She was so amazing, so smart, so talented, knew exactly what needed to be done and we got things done. I learned a lot from Deb. Sean you were the light of her eyes, she loved you and was so proud of you. I know this is a difficult time and there are no words that can help you through this. Know she was an amazing friend and always helped others. She had a big heart and gave much of herself to help those that needed it most. I will miss my dear friend.

  10. Suzanne Ellis says:

    My deepest condolences to Debs’ family. Deb was a kind & generous person and a positive influence on those around her. She will be dearly missed.

  11. Serenella Dougherty says:

    Deepest condolences to the family.

  12. Phyllis Dogan says:

    My prayers and condolences go out to the family. Deb was my customer and colleague. We shared many wonderful conversations about our children, especially our sons. Sean, your mother loved you a lot. May the memories you shared bring you joy.

  13. Kevin Meehan says:

    My condolences to Deb’s family and friends. Deb was such an intelligent and lively human being. Her warmth, work ethic ,sincerety and sense of humor made her a terrific partner to work with. It is sad that she is gone so early.

  14. Cathy Lerche says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Deb’s family. We worked together at LM, and while we didn’t work closely together – our paths crossed enough that I respected Deb and her knowledge of benefits. I was glad to see her at Robin Rockhold’s retirement celebration.

  15. Debbie Lebo says:

    My heart goes out to the family. She was a wonderful person who always helped when needed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends ( which are many).

  16. Don Remsch says:

    I am greatly saddened to hear of Deb’s passing. Deb hired me at Lockheed Martin and I worked very closely with Deb for many years, including countless business trips together to New Jersey to Xerox. I am really at a loss for words and my prayers go out to Deb’s family.

  17. Kim Admire says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Deb’s family at this time. I worked with Deb at LM and always appreciated her kindness, generosity, and sense of humor. I am saddened by her untimely passing and will miss her, even though we seldom connected once she retired.

  18. JASON R CLEMONS says:

    Deb shared a spirit of harmony and inclusion to all the business dealings I shared with her. She was always kind to me.

  19. Angela Hampton says:

    My condolences to Deb’s family and friends.

  20. Michelle Gray says:

    Sean, your Mother and I were both married to a Gray brother at one time. She to your Dad, John and I to your Uncle Gordon. We kept in touch over the years and would meet for dinner when ever I was in a city where she was located. The last time we met was in Washington and sadly that was too many years ago. My heart is so saddened by her death. She was such a warm and lovely person and will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

  21. John Dierkes says:

    Sean. I had the privilege of working with your mom at Lockheed Martin. She was smart, capable and dedicated – a great colleague who taught me a lot. We spoke often of our kids. Deb was very proud of her you and your career, and I told stories about my daughter. We also discussed strategies in case we ever got on one of our favorite tv shows, “Cash Cab”. Neither of us ever got to take the ride.
    My prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  22. Mandi Davis says:

    It was such a pleasure dealing with Deb at LMC. She was an extremely bright and classy lady. My deepest condolences to her friends and family.

  23. Vikki Kolbe says:

    Today I was reading my old messages on LinkedIn. I rarely read them. I received a message from Dorothy Belcher in July telling me about Deb’s passing. I almost fell over. Deb was a customer but quickly became a friend. We stayed in touch through the occasional email and twitter. I loved Deb and I am so sad.