November 30, 1934 ~ June 19, 2010
Born November 30, 1934, in Rossville, Illinois, Harold Eugene Bray, 75 years old of Redondo Beach passed away at home June 19, 2010 from an extended illness of heart failure, kidney failure and cancer. Bray was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Bray; his father, James W. Bray; and grandson, Robert Reyes. Bray attended several country schools in Illinois and graduated with the class of 1954 in Rossville. He attended Northrop Aeronautical Institute in Inglewood, CA. He served four years with the United States Air Force, two years were served in England. After returning to the States, he and his high school sweetheart, Mable were married December 28, 1958 at Antioch Church of Christ in Hoopeston, Il. and then honeymooned to CA as their home. He worked for Hughes Aircraft and TRW. He retired in 1992 after working 25 years with TRW. Mr. Bray was a Little League baseball coach for 2 years at Central Redondo. In addition to coaching, Bray enjoyed being with his family camping, supporting his children with their school activities, and sports. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening, wood working, and watching his grandchildren play sports. He is survived by his loving wife Mable, two daughters, Judith Glass (Robert) of Santa Cruz, CA, Susanne Reyes of Indianapolis, IN, two sons, Timothy Bray (Cindy) of Torrance CA, and GySgt James L. Bray (Emma) of Cherry Point, NC. Also one sister, Violet Borror (Kenneth) of Ellinwood, KS and one brother Roy Bray (JoAnne) of Little Egg Harbor, NJ. Grandchildren, Ryan (Cindy), Nathan, and Elizabeth Reyes of Indianapolis, IN. Derek, Thomas, and Allison Bray of Torrance, CA. Jack and Jamie Bray of Cherry Point, NC. Step grandson, KimBen Mallorca, currently serving the USA Air Force in Iraq (Shannon) of Riverview, FL. Great step grandsons, Braden and Blake of Indianapolis and great step granddaughter, Hanna of Riverview, FL, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In accordance with Mr. Bray's wishes, he will be cremated. Memorial services are pending.
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