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Mark H. Gray

GRAY: Mark H. Gray passed away on April 16, 2022, in Pittsburgh following a brave battle against cancer. He was 79. Mark was the former president and CEO of Gray Baumgarten Layport, a Pittsburgh advertising/marketing agency. His career in advertising spanned over 50 years. Born and brought up in New York, he was a journalism graduate of Penn State University. Mark is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Carol), a marriage lasting for 59 years. He is also survived by his children, Lisa Glaser (Don) of Pittsburgh and Richard Gray (LeeAnne) of Los Angeles; grandchildren Ben Rosen, Emily Rosen and Zoe Gray; brother and sister in-laws Perry and Nancy Rofey; nephew Scott Rofey (Olivia) and sons of New York; niece Dana Rofey (Adam Golomb) and daughters of Pittsburgh; and Lee and Robert Weisbard and families of Denver, Colorado. Mark served many years as president and board member of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, as well as a board member of the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, Just Harvest and as a volunteer for the Pittsburgh Blues and Roots Festival (autism), as well as other nonprofit organizations. He enjoyed great food, good books and loved watching sports, especially Steelers, Penn State and University of Michigan football. Our sincere thanks to his many caring doctors, nurses and the staff of UPMC Family Hospice. Services and interment private. A celebration of life memorial will be planned for the near future. If you would like to make a donation in his memory, please consider the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, pittsburghfoodbank.org. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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