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Former SF commissioner dies at age 58

Jim Spezialetti
| Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Thomas Sray
Thomas Sray

Thomas J. Sray, a former South Fayette Commissioner whose name adorns the outside of the municipal building, died Jan. 16. He was 58.

He served as a South Fayette Township commissioner for 20 years and was a past president.

In April 2014, commissioners honored him by naming the municipal building the Thomas J. Sray Municipal Building.

“He was probably the most dedicated person the township has ever had,” said Cindy Cox, a commissioner from 2004-11.

“He was always willing to volunteer for things that no one wanted to do.”

She first met Mr. Sray when she was a member of the parks and recreation board and he was its liaison from the board of commissioners.

“He always was concerned about environmental issues,” she said, noting that Mr. Spray served on the Allegheny Conservation District board. “He surely will be missed,” Cox said.

He was the husband of Beckie Mitchell Sray, father of Melissa (Jeremy) Bardo and Nikki (Sam) Bilodeau, and grandfather of Lucy and Levi Bardo and Reese, Luke and the late Ava Elle Bilodeau.

He was a member of the Cuddy Sports Club, Cuddy VFW and SNPJ Sygan Club No. 6.

Warchol Funeral Home Inc. in Bridgeville handled arrangements. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Barbara Church.

In memory of Mr. Sray, memorial contributions may be made to the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Lois Pope Life Center, Miami, FL 33136.

Jim Spezialetti is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-388-5805 or

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