Thomas G. Gray Baltimore lawyer


Thomas G. Gray, a lawyer who practiced in Baltimore for more than 30 years, died Jan. 5 in St. Agnes Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Gray, who was 85, had been living with a son in Ellicott City.

He was an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice during World War II and an assistant U.S. attorney for Maryland before entering private practice.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Gray graduated from Loyola High School, Loyola College and the University of Baltimore law school. While a law student, he served as a bailiff for Judge Samuel K. Dennis, then the chief judge of the Supreme Bench of Baltimore.

He was a former chief justice of the Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Gamma national legal fraternity.

Of Lithuanian descent, Mr. Gray had long been active in Lithuanian organizations.

He had been president of the Knights of Lithuania at St. Alphonsus Church, the Lithuanian Democratic Club, the Lithuanian Hall Association and the Council of Lithuanian Societies. He represented that council as chairman of the All Nations Festival at Gwynn Oak Park in the 1950s and 1960s.

His wife, the former Margaret R. Straw, died in 1986.

He is survived by four children; Thomas V. Gray of Ellicott City; Patricia Gardner of Hagerstown; Daniel R. Gray and Kathleen Raab, both of Catonsville; and nine grandchildren.

Services were held Jan. 8 at the Witzke Funeral Home in Catonsville.

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