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“Our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family of Robert, Austin Prep Alumni Class of 1958. We are saddened to hear of your loss. We will...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Austin Catholic High School - MI

“My condolences to the Gray family. Many friends in Southampton mourn the loss of a great friend, none more than I. Many memories of cottage # 3 and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Heather Cooper - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: A friend

“You will be missed Bob. Your presence around the courthouse was always so friendly, warm, and welcoming. Kindest thoughts to your family during...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Gibbs - Shelby Township, MI

“Bob I will miss you and our telephone calls talking over old times and great memories.Our friendship dates back to 1954 when we were a couple of 14...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jim Francis - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

“My thoughts are with all of you. Have many fond memories of our first time at The Maples. xo ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Pat Dobec - Southampton


On May 13, 2019, the Gray family lost a husband, father, confidante, and friend. Robert Rutledge Gray, known as "Bob" was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 5, 1939 to Robert James Gray and Mary Ellen Gray (nee: Rutledge). Bob spent his entire life in the Detroit area.

Known as "Robin" to his extended family, Bob often visited his mother's relatives in Galesburg, Illinois. He spent nearly every summer of his life in Southampton, Ontario, the small town where his father was born. That's where he learned to swim and sail like his father, who worked for Detroit Edison and was famous around the Edison Boat Club for his racing skill. Bob continued the tradition of taking his family to the Southampton cottage, where he made dozens of friends through the years, both on and off the beach. He spent hours on Lake Huron, sailing his Force 5 through winds strong and calm.

Bob earned his undergraduate degree, and later his law degree, at Wayne State University. His colleagues at the Macomb Bar Association will remember him as a tenacious attorney who worked at Eggenberger, Eggenberger, McKinney and Weber for years, then went into private practice. He loved to litigate and was passionate about helping his clients.

Bob, along with his wife Mary Ann, was a lifelong member and former parish council president at St. Dorothy's church (now St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families).
Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Gray. The young couple met at a sock hop during Lent and married in October 1962. He is also survived by his daughters Caroline Gray and Ann Marie Gray, and son-in-law William.

Visitation for Mr. Gray will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 3-9 pm, with a 6:30 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile) in Warren.

Mr. Gray will lie in state on Friday from 9:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Catholic Church - St. Dorothy Site in Warren. Celebrating the Funeral Liturgy will be Reverend Fr. Robert Bauer.

Memorial donations, in Mr. Gray's name, may be made to his church.

Please share memories of Mr. Gray at his memory book above.