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“To the Rey Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories for Mr. Rey, who was my cross-country coach in Perth Amboy from 1966 to 1968. He...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Robert Kecskes - Pennington, NJ

“May our dear Lord bless and keep you, Dave, and shed his grace on you and your family. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Dr. C. Jack Coleman - Palm Desert, CA

“My sincerest sympathy to My beloved, always in my heart vice-princpal's ('78-'83)family. Mr. Rey, was my first employer, although I was not actually...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Sandy Velasco-Gonzalez - matawan, NJ

“Our sincerest sympathy to the Rey Family. Terri & Frank Sinatra ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Frank & Terri Sinatra - NJ


David Wilfred Rey, son of William B. and Agnes T. Rey was born on June 22, 1933 departed this life on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Alameda Center For Rehab and Care, Perth Amboy, NJ where he resided for the last four years. Dave as he was fondly known by his family and friends, and affectionately called "Buddy" by his great nieces and nephew, was a respected resident and community activist of Perth Amboy, NJ and resided in Plainfield, NJ until his illness. Dave attended the Perth Amboy School system and following his graduation from Saint Paul's College (BS, 1956) in Lawrenceville, VA he returned to NJ and taught in the Perth Amboy Grammar School. A graduate of Newark State College (MA, 1963) and Columbia University (1968) NY, he was a firm believer that education opened doors of opportunity. While at Columbia University, he was the recipient of a Federal Grant and also received a University Fellowship, and ultimately earned eighty-seven credits hours beyond the MA degree. Dave was a life-long member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy, NJ where he was a former Sunday School Teacher, a basketball coach for the St. Peter's Varsity Team, a member of the choir for over sixty years and the Church photographer. Dave was appointed Vice Principal of School No. 10 in 1969, the William C. McGinnis School in 1976 and the Samuel E. Schull School in 1987 by the Perth Amboy School System until his retirement in 1994. Dave served as President of the Sons and Daughters of Anguilla, a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a life member of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Dave was an ardent lover of tennis and with his teaching and coaching enabled his wife, Cheryl to become a National Tennis Champion. He was a member of the Netherwood Tennis Club in Plainfield and a member of the Club At Woodbridge, Health and Fitness Center in Woodbridge, NJ. Dave also served as Vice President of PAYDTA (Plainfield Area Youth Development Association) as well as being a member of the NJ Tennis Association, American Tennis Association (ATA), the United States Tennis Association and was a tennis instructor to a host of adult and junior tennis enthusiasts. Dave was very close knit with his family and reached out to others in need. He organized bus trips, family reunions, picnics, and would do anything to make an event successful. Dave will always be remembered for his quick wit and humor. Dave is predeceased by his parents, William B. Rey (July 1970) and Agnes T. Rey (September 1985). Dave leaves behind to cherish his fond memories, his wife of 30 years, Cheryl Pernell-Rey of Plainfield; his son, James Rey of Edison; two sisters, Mary Viola Rey and Thelma Cecelia Rey of Perth Amboy (and a nephew Robert Rey of Edison)?s and a host of loving relatives and friends. Acknowledgements: The family of David Rey wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation every act of love and kindness extended to them during this time of bereavement. Please keep us in your prayers. Lovingly Submitted By the Family Service:Saturday, 11 AM, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 188 Rector Street, Perth Amboy, friends may visit 9 AM until time of service Condolences: www.judkinscolonialhome.com Arrangements: Judkins Colonial Home

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