Dr. Warren Gray, D.D.S., 87, of Delray Beach, Fla., died March 8, 2019. He was born in Newark and raised in Millburn.
In 1960, Dr. Gray started his own general dental practice in Millburn, where he practiced for the next 40 years, retiring in 2000.
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and from its Dental School in 1957.
From 1957 to 1959, he served in the United States Naval Reserve Dental Corps, Pensacola, Fla.
He was a member of the ADA, AGD, NJDA, Essex County Dental Society, Newark Dental Club, and the NJ Branch of American Society of Preventative Dentistry. In 1992, he was installed as a fellow in the American College of Dentistry. He was listed in “Who’s Who in the East” since 1975, “Who’s Who in New Jersey” since 1992, “Who’s Who in American Jewry” since 1978, and “Community Leaders of America” since
From 1996 to 2000 he served as senior international vice president of B’nai B’rith; from 1988 to 1992, he also served as chairman of B’nai B’rith’s International Community & Volunteer Services Commission.
From 1995 to 2000 he received a mayoral appointment to the Community Services Award Committee. From 1970 to 1974 he served as chairman of the Board of Recreation Commissioners for Millburn Township and in 1972 served as president of the NJ State Board of Recreation Commissioners.
In 1965 he was the founder and first president of the Millburn Youth Employment Service; in 1969 he was the first president of the NJ State Employment Services; in 1965 he was the chairman of Township Tri-Centennial Historic Landmarks Commission; and from 1970 to 1972 he was a member of the Millburn-Short Hills Narcotics Commission.
In 1969 he was the founder of the Junior Basketball Program & coached the eighth-grade traveling team and from 1960 to 1995 served as a school dentist. From 2000 to 2002 he also served on the faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ Hygiene School. In 1970 he was honored by Israel Bonds; in 2001 he was inducted in the Millburn Athletic Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marilyn (Dorflaufer); his son, Scott (Donna) of Florida; his daughter, Lennie (Larry) Chamish of Watchung; and five grandchildren.
Services were held March 12 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.