Stephen Gray 1977-2021

We have received the tragic news that Stephen Gray, a tower crane operator with UK based tower crane company Falcon Tower Cranes, passed away on Friday last week, at the Royal Papworth hospital in Cambridgeshire, after contracting Covid-19 in December and being admitted to hospital on Boxing Day. He was only 43.

Steve began his working life in 1999 when he joined DHL as a stock quality and co-pack manager before deciding to train as a crane operator, joining Falcon in 2015 after almost 16 years with DHL. Everyone who knew him has commented on what a first class human being he was with comments reaffirming him as funny, kind and generous and totally devoted to his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife Angela and two children.
Stephen Gray

The company said: “Stephen was a model employee, and he will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure of working with him. He turned up for work every day with a smile on his face and would always have time for others that he came into contact with during the day and for the past six years we have had the privilege of his service.”

“He contracted Covid-19 during December and was in intensive care throughout January. He had no underlining health conditions and this serves as a reminder of how indiscriminate the virus can be for all ages. He leaves behind a wife and two children. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends at this very sad time. He will be missed by all who knew him.”

Falcon has set up a ‘Go Fund Me’ page https://gofund.me/43a51231 to help support his family, which has already passed £6,000 in the few days it has been online. The page allows donations to be made and messages of condolence left, all of which will go directly to the family.


Dave Holder
This is a tragedy, terrible news. We send our deepest condolences to Stephen's family, friends and colleagues at this very difficult time.

Feb 16, 2021

It is with profound regret that Steven’s life has ended. I wish I could have met him. Our industry has so many truly dedicated people serving the public, business leaders and fellow workers. My condolences to Mrs. Gray and family.

Feb 15, 2021

James Murphy
Gary Abraham
It was always a pleasure visiting Stephen on site, he was genuinely pleased to have visitors up his crane and always made time to chat. His professional attitude to work was well respected by all who worked with him. Stephen was one of a kind and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to his friends and family.
Keith Mountford
I would like to express my wholehearted thanks for all the great work Stephen done over the past years. He had consistently shown himself to be a loyal and hardworking employee, and integral part of the crane team, also a good friend who will be sadly missed.

Feb 11, 2021

James Murphy
Having Stephen working for Falcon Tower Cranes was a pleasure. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. I want to take the time to thank Stephen for the fantastic job he did for us as an operator. Not only did he excel in what he did but would go the extra mile by helping others succeed as well. He made everyone’s job easier by doing his job so well and his ability to get his work done was excellent and he was respected as a team player by other employees with whom he worked with over the years. I want to extend my sympathies to the entire family for their loss.

Feb 11, 2021
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