Linda Gray Obituary Death – The following statement was given by Mayor Purzycki after the demise of Linda Gray, a member of the Wilmington City Council who passed away recently.
“After the passing of a respected public official, Wilmington has once more been plunged into a state of mourning. The passing of Linda Gray occurred yesterday evening. During the period that she served as a member of the City Council, she was the representative for the citizens of the 1st District. Harold, her husband, made the terrible and unanticipated revelation of his wife’s dying by explaining that Linda had just lately been diagnosed with pneumonia.

This news came as a complete shock to everyone. We are all shocked and grieved by her unexpected passing away at such a young age. During this trying time, we want Harold and his family to know that we are thinking about and praying for them. In the past, Linda had worked as a judge for the magistrate court. In addition, she had led the Brandywine Hills Community Association for a good number of years and, most recently, she had been elected to serve on the city council, where she took great pride in her position. There are going to be a lot of folks that miss Linda. We owe her a debt of appreciation for the many years that she spent striving to improve the quality of life in both her immediate community and Wilmington as a whole.

Her efforts have made a significant impact on both. Harold, who once worked as the Director of Economic Development for Wilmington and currently serves as a Commissioner on the State Public Service Commission, should know that he has our support as he works through the challenges that he is currently facing. Both Linda and Harold had a deep dedication to the quality of their relationship with one another and with the community as a whole. They did an outstanding job working together as a group. I have given the order for all of the city flags to be flown at a height of half-staff in memory of Linda. This will serve to commemorate her life while also paying respect to the many positive contributions she made to the community of Wilmington.