John L. Murray

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John L. Murray, 56, of Dallas entered into eternal life Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.

Born in Plains Township, he is the son of Dorothy R. Burns Murray of Plains Township and the late Gerald E. Murray.

John was a graduate of James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre, Class of 1975, Luzerne County Community College, Kutztown University and College Misericordia, Dallas.

John was co-founder and owner of GEM Therapeutics of Dallas for the past 11 years.

He was a member of Gate of Heaven Church, Dallas, where he served as a Eucharistic minister, and was a member of Cursilo Prison Ministry, Altoona, the Guardian of the Redeemer Men's Group, and a member of the Men of Malvern Retreat.

John was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Dallas, a former Little League coach for Dallas Little League, a former member of the Dallas Rotary Club and played baseball for Kutztown and Luzerne County Community College.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, Dorothy, are his wife of 25 years, the former Dianne Richard; seven children, Jessica, New York City; Julianna, at home; Patrick, Joseph, John, Christopher and Michael, all at home; brothers, Gerald Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, State College; and Joseph and his wife, Tracy, Mountain Top; sisters, Helen Lindner and her husband, Larry, Clarks Summit; Nancy Jones, Plains Township; and Dr. Marianne Hall and her husband, Kevin, Portland, Maine; numerous nephews and nieces.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gate of Heaven Church, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas, with the Rev. Dan Toomey, pastor, as celebrant. Friends are invited to go directly to the church Tuesday morning.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Gate of Heaven Church.

Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 600 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702; the Catherine McAuley House, 121 Church St., Plymouth, PA 18651; or the .

Arrangements are by Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township.

Online condolences may be made at
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Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Main Street
Plains, PA 18705
(570) 823-1358
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 20, 2013
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