IN MEMORIAM: Peyton Randolph Gray

by Jane Ahrens

Peyton Randolph Gray, a long-time resident of Plymouth Meeting, PA., died peacefully on December 30, 2014, after a long struggle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jane Webster Gray, his children Slater Gray Gillin, Peyton Randolph Gray, Jr., and Jane Bowman Gray, his grandchildren James Gray and Henry Scott Gillin, as well as his brothers Robert Daniel Gray and Lyons Gray, and many other family members.

Born March 1, 1951, in Winston-Salem, NC, Randy graduated in 1969 from St. Mark’s School and from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973. The first half of his career was dedicated to investment banking and venture capital, after which he served many years supporting environmental causes including serving as the Pennsylvania State Director of The Nature Conservancy and Director of the Wissahickon Valley Watershed.

A lifelong commitment to service was evident in his many posts, including serving on the Boards of Chestnut Hill Hospital, Board Chair of Chestnut Hill Academy, Whitemarsh Open Space Committee, Sunnybrook Golf Club as well as the Vestry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, PA.

Randy’s loyalty, honesty, wonderful spirit and quick wit will be sorely missed by his family and friends yet will abide in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

A Memorial Service will be held at Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, PA. on Thursday, January 8th at 2P.M. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be sent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill, Fox Chase Cancer Center, or The Island Health Project, Inc. at Fishers Island.

Excerpts from the Winston-Salem Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer

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