Julius L. Gray, MD passed away comfortably 11/30/2018 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Sharon, and their children (Judy, John, Brent and Brian), 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild. His greatest source of happiness was his family.
Dr Gray was loved and respected by all for his many points of service to others. There are an estimated 10,000 people delivered by Dr Gray as his ObGyn practice spanned 4 decades. He was known to be an outstanding surgeon as well, but patients appreciated mostly his bedside manner and respect for women. Julius was also a community servant having given over his lifetime in Whittier to the Rotary, Lions Club, Boys and Girls Club, PIH Health Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Whittier Academy of Medicine and countless other organizations.
He lived a full life with many activities including travel and physical activities such as tennis, hiking, skiing, hunting, and golf. His garden was always the envy of others but his finest work with the earth was his Ranch in the Sequoias where he raised fruits, nuts, berries, honey, cattle, and his family.
His life started in Oklahoma where he was born into a family of six children, lost his father early in life, and moved to Southern California in his early teens. He met Sharon at 12, and they were married while still in high School. Julius attended El Camino College, then UCLA and matriculated early to USC for Medical School-his heart remained a Trojan from then on. He trained in Fresno for 4 years, and returned to the Los Angeles area to raise his 4 children in Whittier.
Dr Gray served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, but true to form, continued to work in Whittier as well, where he could be seen on weekends wearing his Dress Whites. He was honorably discharged as a Commander.
In Whittier, Julius received many awards for excellence and service. The Boy Scouts awarded him the Golden Bear after years as the Troop 936 Scoutmaster. PIH Health Hospital-Whittier awarded him Honorary Medical Staff and the Physician Lifetime Achievement Award after 40 years of physician leadership including Chief of the Medical Staff and of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Julius Gray was the finest example known of a life well-lived. He was a pillar in his community, an icon in his profession, and universally admired as a moral, respectable family man and friend.