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Carolyn (knuckles) Gray
Carolyn (Knuckles) Gray
Class of 1969
Passed Jun 21, 2017
Carolyn Elizabeth(Knuckles) Gray Obituary
CAROLYN ELIZABETH GRAY CHESTERTON, IN
Carolyn Elizabeth Gray went to be with her Lord at 1:39am, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from an aggressive form of brain cancer found only a week ago. Carolyn was born in Harlan, KY to Lucille and Eugene Knuckles. Carolyn moved to Miller, IN as a young child and settled into Chesterton, IN to have her family, where she spent over 40 years. Carolyn leaves behind a beloved and devoted husband, Richard Lee Gray, her adored children: Jennifer (Brian) Weir-Harden, Matthew (Emily) Gray and Leslie (Shawn) Axsom. Her precious grandchildren: Leland, Lincoln and Ainsleigh Weir-Harden, Sullivan and Liam Gray, and Joslyn and baby girl Axsom. As well as her siblings: Candice (Jack) Andolina, Michael Knuckles, Jacki Rodriquez and Mitchell Knuckles and several nieces and nephews. Carolyn is preceded in death by her beautiful loving daughter, Leigh Ann Gray. Her parents, grandparents, her in laws Robert and Wilma Gray, brother in laws Tim Gray and Ronnie Rodriquez, sister in law Micki Knuckles and many lifelong friends. Carolyn was a high school graduate of William A. Wirt High School (Gary, IN) in 1969. The years following, she worked various jobs, there wasn't anything Carolyn couldn't do. She met the love of her life and married Rick (Plow) on June 19, 1976 in their A-frame home. Rick and Carolyn built a strong Christian family, raising four children including a set of boy/girl twins and resided in the same home for last 33 years. Everyone would describe Carolyn as a caring, attentive, helpful and passionate person and animal lover. It was evident during the last several years as she would care for her friend's ailing parents and friends. Carolyn was incredibly fervent about her children and grandchildren, often visiting them regularly since she retired as well as spending weeks at their cabin off Patoka Lake. Most importantly, everyone would know that she had a strong faith as she would live by example. Carolyn knew one day she was going to heaven to be reunited with her precious daughter and all of those who passed before her. She'll be missed more than words can express. Visitation service will be held from 3:00PM- 7:00PM, Friday, June 23, 2017 at CrossPointe Christian Church, 114 E. US Hwy. 6 Valparaiso, IN 46383. Funeral service will be 11:00AM, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at CrossPointe Christian Church with funeral procession to follow at Carolyn's final resting place which will be at Chesterton Cemetery, next to her daughter Leigh Ann. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to CrossPointe Christian Church. Funeral Service officiated by Lead Minister, Tim Wanless. Arrangements under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home.
Published in The Times on June 23, 2017
Chris Price
Chris Price
Class of 1966
(Passed date unknown)
Chris Price
Daiva Smith Davis
Daiva Smith Davis
Class of 1988
Passed Mar 02, 2018
My cousin Diva Davis a graduate of Wirt High class of 1988 died on March 2 2018. My cousin was taken from this earth by their son due to gun violence killing her and her spouse Eric Davis Sr at Central Michigan University so if you remember Diva her funeral arrangements are posted for Saturday March 10, 2018 in Broadview, IL Thanks for your prayers Im a former graduate of Roosevelt High class of 1988 Mia Britt Just asking for your prayers. Such a loving cousin. For more information you can email me at mbritt1820@yahoo.com
Dougla Fairley
Dougla Fairley
Class of 1966
Passed Jan 10, 1980
(no additional information)
Excell Brooks, Jr
Excell Brooks, Jr
Class of 1986
Passed May 09, 2010
Obit published in Indy Star
Nick Odinsoff
Nick Odinsoff
Class of 1967
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Richard Mcgee
Richard McGee
Class of 1965
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Roger Martinez
Roger Martinez
Class of 1986
Passed Sep 03, 2005
Alumni of Horace Mann
Class of 1986
Ronald L. Perzo
Ronald L. Perzo
Class of 1973
Passed Oct 02, 2009
Ronald "Ron" Louis Perzo, age 54, a longtime resident of Gary, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2009. He was born on April 24, 1955 in Gary, the son of John and Catherine Perzo. Ron worked as a laborer with ServSteel, Inc. He had a lifelong passion for his radio journalism and had worked for several radio stations including WSOY radio in Decatur, IL, WIMS radio in Michigan City, WWCA radio in Gary and for WJOB radio in Hammond. He was a graduate of William A. Wirt High School and enjoyed gardening and collecting lighthouses. Ron is survived by his loving family: sister, Annette K. (Danny) Cudney of Hobart; nephew Bryan D. (Elizabeth) Cudney of Hobart; nephew, Matthew M. (Kori) Cudney of Hobart; great nephew, Evan Cudney; great niece, Lilian Cudney; sister, Donna M. (Charles) Coleman of Midway, TN; and brother, John A. (Debra) Perzo of La Porte; brother, Norman G. (Rosa) Perzo of Birmingham, AL; and numerous other nieces and nephews, and other loving family and dear friends. He is also survived by his two dogs: Body and Scruffy; and his cat, Tigger. He was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation for Ron Perzo will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at Rees Funeral Home - Hobart Chapel, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart. A funeral service for Ron Perzo will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2009 at Rees Funeral Home. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

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