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Obituary for Shirley Edna Gray (Philipona)

Shirley Edna Gray (nee Philipona), age 85, of Pitman passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Shirley was born and raised in Pitman. Graduated from Pitman HS 1953. She was a devoted lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Pitman. In addition to working in her yard, exercising with Silver Sneakers and long walks around town she lived to help others. Her volunteer activities included Meals on Wheels, Pitman Food Pantry and making hundreds of pillows for patients in local hospitals.

Predeceased by her husband James "Don" Gray (her high school sweetheart), survived by her children, Sharon Gray, Steven Gray (Cynthia), James Gray, Jr. "Skip" (Terry), Sally Horner (Mark) and Sandra Mitcho (Richard); 7 grandchildren, Mark Horner, Jr., Lindsay Gray, Kayley Steponick, James Gray, III, Devon Horner, Carly Mitcho, and Samuel Mitcho; 4 great grandchildren, Jaron, Quinn, and Avalon Horner and Teagan Steponick; also sister Janet Lee Dennis (Bill). Due to current circumstances of Covid19, services will be private. Burial at Manahath Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pitman Food Pantry, 30 N. Broadway, Pitman, NJ 08071. Memories and condolences can be shared at