RICHARD A. “DICK” MURRAY age 84; beloved husband for 61 years of Mary Pat (nee McGregor); loving father of Rich Murray (wife Lynn), Dan Murray, Colleen Urquhart (husband Scott) and Jennifer Ramsey; devoted grandfather of Bob Ward (wife Michelle), Jim Ward (wife Carrie), Ray Ward, Cristian Cavalli (wife Marisa), Evelina Cavalli-Murray, Roan and Nathan Urquhart, Kayla, Madalyn, and Delaney Ramsey; loving great grandfather of Mikaela, Mason, and Adrienne Ward; cherished son of the late Edward and Vivian (nee Raffensberger) Murray; dearest brother of Roger Murray (wife Marie) and the late Edward and James Murray and brother-in-law of Robert McGregor (wife Carol), Terence McGregor (wife Eva) and the late Noreen Suszkowski (husband Edward), dear uncle, great-uncle and friend of many.
Dick passed away peacefully in his home on December 31, 2022, in Greensboro, NC where he lived for the past 25 years. Previously he and Mary Pat raised their family in Highland Heights, Ohio. He joined the Army and was in the reserves for 6 years while he worked in the insurance industry until his retirement. He was very involved with the Jaycees where he built lifelong friendships with the most wonderful people. He loved to golf and spend time with his family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Dick’s memory to your favorite charity.
Celebration of Life Service to honor Dick Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 3PM at THE FUNERAL HOME with Military Honors to follow. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dick at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) SATURDAY JANUARY 21, 1-3 PM.
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Colleen (and Scott), I am so very sorry for your loss! Your dad was always a pleasure to be with at basketball games and special gatherings! May you find peace and joy in the memories of his life as a father and grandfather. Love, Steve
Dear Mary Pat, Rich, Dan, Colleen and Jennifer,
I am so sorry about the loss of Dick. He was such a great guy and a good friend for the past 50 plus years. I will always remember the fun times we had in the Jaycees and on several vacations. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
So many wonderful memories .….especially you, Jen, my dad and I walking up to Harry’s for 25 cent candy on Saturdays. Love you always Mr. Murray❤️
Charles and Mary Lou Cassay
Mary Lou and I express our prayers and sympaththy for
Richard, Mary Pat, and their family. Many years of a congenial relationship and goodtimes. We will miss him.
So sorry for your loss.
Dick & Natalie Herrick
Our love and sympathy to Mary Pat and family
We have many wonderful memories of Dick and all of you in Jaycees and community. God be with you
Aunt Mary Pat, Dan, Rich, Colleen and Jennifer,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Dick. Sending our thoughts, prayers, and love to all of you.
Rob, Laura, Melanie and Kyle McGregor
Dear Mary Pat, Rich and Lynn, Dan, Colleen and Scott, and Jennifer,
The word faithfulness comes to my mind when I think of Dick and of each of you.
Dick was faithful to all of you as his beloved family. He was a faithful friend to many including Leo and me. And he was a faithful insurance man to his employers and to his clients.
In turn, you each gave him your faithfulness in love and laughter and in memory making throughout his life. And in his later yeas, you were faithful in giving him the care, respect, security and ongoing love that he so rightly deserved.
I thank each of you for the friendship and connections our families shared, especially when our kids were young. My life and the lives of my family have been deeply enriched because of those “family ties.”
With Gratitude, Peace and Love to all. Francine McNulty