EAST LIVERPOOL – Roy Andrew Dray, of East Liverpool, passed absent Tuesday morning, February 7, 2023, at the East Liverpool Town Clinic. He was 85.
Born at residence in East Liverpool, Might 4, 1937, a son of the late Victor H. and Olive J. Dray. A graduate of East Liverpool Large School, Class of 1955, he earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Youngstown University in 1967. He was accredited as a Expert Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor in both equally Ohio and Pennsylvania. He held membership in the Nationwide Society of Experienced Engineers, Ohio Culture of Experienced Engineers, Pennsylvania Society of Expert Engineers, and Skilled Land Surveyors of Ohio. He also held membership in the Illuminating Engineering Culture and the Society of American Armed service Engineers.
Specifically out of high school, Roy enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served as Fire Manage Technician 2nd Course. He re-enlisted in 1962 in the U.S. Navy Reserve for a next enlistment. He was a daily life member of Tin Can Sailors, Historic Naval Ships Association, and the USS LST 325 Ship Memorial.
Roy commenced doing work in the fifth quality following university for his uncle, James R. Jackson, at the Jackson Company Station, wherever he discovered that “it was not plenty of to just do it, it had to be the best you could do” which grew to become Roy’s pledge. While nevertheless in school, Roy labored at the A&P Grocery store as properly as a junior electrical engineer at Crucible Steel. Prior to graduation, he was employed at Michael Baker, Jr., and turned the assistant main electrical engineer. From there, Roy worked at the subsequent electrical contractors: Rawding Electric powered, Prothero Electric powered, Sargent Electric, and Blackhawk-Neff. He then recognized the role as chief electrical engineer for Mosure & Syrakis Consulting of Youngstown. Contacted by his extended-time buddy, Bert Dawson, Columbiana County Engineer, Roy acknowledged the job of Main Engineer in cost of streets and bridges and the County Drinking water & Sewer Department, from which he retired right after 20 decades. He continued to work on assignments for the county engineer on an “as-needed” basis. Along with Bert Dawson and Commissioner Don Lowe, Roy was instrumental in starting off the Southern Columbiana County Regional H2o District which afterwards became the Buckeye H2o District, in which he served lots of years on the Board of Administrators. Roy also experienced his personal business “Delta Engineering and Surveying” which stored him near to accomplishing what he loved very best. Throughout his life time, Roy volunteered his products and services on different assignments in the regional area.
Roy was a everyday living member of the Very first Presbyterian Church/Trinity Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon, Trustee, member of the Thursday Night time Function Team, and as a Boy Scout Troop Committee Member for Troop 12. He attended St. Ann Catholic Church for about 20 yrs and served on the Economical Committee. When St. Ann closed, he attended St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church where he participated on the Home Committee and served as the Charter Firm Representative for Cub Scout Pack 2043 until eventually 2022. He was instrumental in the manufacturing of the Easter Pageant on the Hill in which he participated as an actor and built and maintained the set.
Mountaineering was a most loved leisure of Roy’s. He held daily life memberships in the North Place Path, the Appalachian Trail Convention, and the American Climbing Culture. A benefactor member of the National Rifle Association, Golden Eagle, lifestyle member of the Ohio Rifle and Pistol Affiliation, the NRA Whittington Heart Founders Club and the Whittington Middle Founders Club and Trailblazers, Gun Owners of The united states, Citizens Committee for the Right to Retain and Bear Arms, the Next Amendment Basis, a existence member and Trophy Lifetime Member in the North American Looking Club a member in the Global Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, Inc., and a member in the Scenario Collectors Club.
Roy was also a lifetime member of the General public Workforce, Inc. and Public Staff members Retirees, Inc. and a lifetime member in the Youngstown Condition College Alumni Society and the East Liverpool Large University Alumni Association.
Roy was a life member of the Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of Ohio, East Liverpool Lodge No. 681, the Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville, and Al Koran Shriners, Pilgrim Commander 55 Knights Templar, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio and Grand Council Royal and Choose Masons of Ohio.
As a member of the Masonic Temple of the East Liverpool Creating Committee, he was pretty lively in the transforming of the Temple, which consisted of setting up an elevator and emergency electrical power, totally upgrading the heating, plumbing, and electrical programs, and refurbishing the full making. On February 3, the Temple offered Roy with a plaque proclaiming him Mason of the Calendar year 2022.
His spouse, Dolores Sutula-Dray, survives at property. The few married January 25, 1985. He is also survived by two daughters Kathleen Dray-Muscari and her spouse, Shawn, and Martha Dray-Board and her partner, Don, alongside with granddaughters Mara and Rylee Pine, grandsons Bryant Dray and Joseph Pine, and 3 good-grandchildren, Blaze, Phaedra and Odin.
Family members and buddies may possibly stop by Thursday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home exactly where the spouse and children will be existing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Rev. Eric Edwards will perform a funeral assistance Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial will be at Columbiana County Memorial Park exactly where the Tri-Point out Veterans Burial Team will conduct armed service honors.
Adhering to the service, household and good friends will gather at the church for fellowship.
Watch Roy’s memorial webpage and express condolences on line at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.