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Richard Gras Sr

Richard J. Gras Sr, 68, passed away on Saturday August 12, 2017 at Samaritan Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Born in Troy, he was the son of Theodore Gras and Marcella Kilcullen Gras, he was the loving husband to Karen Lehane Gras.

Richard was raised and educated in Watervilet, he graduated from Watervliet High School and worked for the United Postal Service for over 40 years as a supervisor, retiring in 2006.

Richard enjoyed cooking and most of all, he loved his family.

In addition to his wife Karen, he is survived by his children Dawn Gress (Thomas) of Petersburg, Thomas Gras of Pleasantdale, Richard J. Gras Jr (Michelle DePaolo) of Fernandina Beach, Fl., his cherished grandchildren Kylie, Zoe and Jeremy Gress, his brother Arthur Gras of the Philippines,  several nieces and nephews and his faithful K-9 companions “Beau” and “Lucy”. Richard was predeceased by his brother Theodore Gras and sister Margaret Bayly.

Relatives and Friends are invited and may call on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a funeral service to follow at 7:00 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204. www.mohawkhumanesociety.org.

Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204
Tel: 1-518-434-8128
Web: http://www.mohawkhumane.org

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Doug and I are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our sincere condolences.

Doug and Melissa Rosenthal Aug 14 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I am glad we were able to know him for the time that we did. He was a very generous neighbor, always offerring to let us borrow anything we needed. He will be missed.

Douglas and Melissa Rosenthal Aug 14 2017 12:00 AM