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Annelies Gray

The campus community mourns the passing of Annelies Gray, who died on Friday, May 13. Annelies retired as secretary in the English department in 1994 after 20 years of service to Bucknell.

Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family.

I encourage you to visit our In Memoriam site to share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.

On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Annelies’s family, as well as to all who knew her at Bucknell.

John C. Bravman

Annelies E. Gray, 97, of Lewisburg entered into rest on Friday, May 13,2022, at Evangelical Community Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 22, 1924, in Dresden, Germany, a daughter of the late Walter H. Kratz and Marianne (Guenther) Kratz. Annelies escaped the firebombing of Dresden, Germany, during World War II on Feb 13 and 14 of 1945. Following the war, she moved to the United States in 1963.

Annelies worked as a secretary to the Head of the English Department Bucknell University, where she enjoyed working very much.

She was fond of her dogs, observing birds, knitting, being in nature, and hiking. She was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale.

Surviving are one son, Steven Gray and Sue Mincemoyer- Gray, of Winfield, one sister, Christine Wentzel, of Germany, and one stepsister, Inge Kratz, of Germany.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Werner Kratz and Joachim W. Kratz.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Annelies’ memory may be sent to Danville SPCA, 1467 Bloom Road, Danville, PA 17821, or Mostly Mutts, 284 Little Mountain Road, Sunbury, PA 17801.

Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals • Cremations • Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.

One Response to “Annelies Gray”

  1. clingham says:

    I’m greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Anne Gray—a person of high ideals, strong character, a distinct sense of humor, and a kind heart—who befriended us when we arrived at Bucknell in 1993. Sharing a German heritage, among other things, it was easy to retain regular contact with Anne after her retirement, and, indeed, to develop a friendship that I shall always remember fondly. May she Rest In Peace.