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Murray, Edward Paul - LT

"Gun Boss"

Served Aboard: 1965 - 1967




   Ed at Reunion 2010

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Edward Paul Murray, CDR (USN ret.) Born in Xenia, Ohio to Edward and Hazel Murray on November 9, 1936 and passed away peacefully on January 3, 2013. Dad graduated from Salem High School in Salem, IL in 1954, attended Illinois/S. Illinois Universities earning his Bachelor's Degree in 1958, graduated Naval Officer's Candidate School in 1959; later earning his MBA at the Naval Post Graduate School. While in Officers Candidate School, he married Claire Gionet and they were blessed with five children. He enjoyed a distinguished 22 year Naval career retiring in 1981 after which he began a second career in the construction industry, eventually retiring from the U of A's Facilities, Design, and Construction Department in 2003. He was active member of both St. Pius Church and Elks lodge 2532. Dad is survived by his wife of 51 years, five siblings, (Mike, John, Elaire, Dennis, and Mark); five children, (Jeff, Gary, Scott, Craig, and Shannon), and three grandchildren, (Brayleigh, Brennan, and Alexandria). Dad loved all activities around water, golf, traveling, and was a devoted U of A fan. A Visitation will be held at BRING'S FUNERAL HOME (6910 E. Broadway) from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 and a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius (1800 Camino Pio Decimo) on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Dad, we will forever be proud of you and miss you dearly, love your family. Arrangements by BRING'S BROADWAY CHAPEL.