George Roberts Gray, 84, of Vero Beach, died Tuesday May 17, 2011, at the Hospice House In Vero Beach.
Born in Westbrook, Maine on July 16, 1926, he graduated from Westbrook High School, served in the Navy during World War II and graduated from the University of Maine.
While attending UMO, he was captain of the varsity baseball team and met his future wife Norma Mooers, of Bangor, Maine.
In his senior year, he was drafted by the Washington Senators.
After a knee injury ended his dream of professional baseball, he returned to Portland Maine to joined Liberty Mutual Insurance.
During his 20 years with Liberty Mutual Management, the company transferred him and the family from Maine to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas.
He went on to found an insurance brokerage firm, Amicon Insurance, located in Essex Fells, N.J.
A lifelong Red Sox Fan and dedicated alumnus of the University of Maine, he participated in their recruiting efforts for the baseball team and also set up scholarships for aspiring students.
Survivors include his daughters Sue Ellen Kelso, of Singapore and Cynthia Gray, of Columbus, Ohio; son Stephen Gray, of Far Hills, N.J.; and grandchildren Gordon, Devon, Erin and Jamie.
There will be a memorial service at Vero Beach Presbyterian Church at 10:30 Saturday, June 11, 2011, followed by a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation may donate to: VNA & Hospice Foundation 1110 35th Lane Vero Beach FL 32960