Melville W. Gray, 85, died at Lawrence Memorial Hospital Aug. 20, 2011, after a brief illness.
He was born on March 23, 1926, in Salina to Frank and Sarah E. Fender Gray.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946.
He was awarded the Samuel J. Crumbine Award. He was director of environmental services for the Kansas Department of Health for 15 years. He was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a national president of the American Society of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators.
He was a life member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He married Frances Herring Dec. 18, 1949, in Rocky Ford, Colo. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Susan Kramer, Independence, Mo.; two sons, Steven M. Gray, Hoyt, and Thomas N. Page, Grand Prairie, Texas; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, is assisting the family.
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