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John A. Gary

He was born in Calhoun Falls, SC. He later died on 2-27-2006.
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John A. Gary was a retired waiter for New York Central Railroad. He was born in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina. He moved to Buffalo, New York around 1925. For 40 years he was a dining car waiter for the NYCR. Through his late 90s Mr. Gray remained active serving as a greeter at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Gray was 100 years old at the time of his death. He was awarded a certificate of lifetime achievement for his service to the Railroad and a birthday card from President George W. Bush.

Mr. Gray is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.