Veterans Outreach Center founder Thomas Cray passes away

Thomas Cray Photo: New York State Senate. Thomas Cray

November 13, 2017 11:21 AM

A veteran who helped service members in our area has passed away at the age of 67.

Thomas Cray founded the Veterans Outreach Center and led the organization for years. He battled a cancerous brain tumor and died on Nov. 10. 

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Cray served two tours of duty in Vietnam, where he came into contact with Agent Orange.He fought with the VA, because they would  not recognize that his brain tumor could be linked to Agent Orange.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday at Falvo's Funeral Home in Webster. 

Statement from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter:

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of Tom Cray. I was honored to know Tom from my earliest days in office and I can think of no one who better exemplified what it means to serve a cause greater than oneself. From serving his nation in Vietnam and serving his community as my first district director to founding the Veterans Outreach Center, Tom committed himself to the betterment of his country and his community. In so doing, he made an indelible impression on all those who knew him and on generations of veterans who have passed through the doors of the Veterans Outreach Center. Tom and his family are in my thoughts at this difficult time.”


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