Maurice (Murray) Kaye
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Age 95, passed away April 21, 2014. A combat infantry veteran of the US Army in World War II and the Korean War, Murray entered the service in 1939, was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant in 1942 and left the Army in 1953 as a Major. He participated in the invasions of North Africa in November, 1942 and Sicily in 1943 as a member of the 18th Infantry Regiment of the famed First Infantry Division (The Big Red One). As an assistant G-3 (Operations) with the Engineer Special Brigade Group, he landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, being awarded his third Bronze Star Medal with "V" for valor. He also served with the 106th Infantry Division at the end of WWII and with the 10th Corps, First Army during the Korean War. Murray was also awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and numerous campaign ribbons. In 2012, the French Government bestowed the Legion of Honor upon him in ceremonies at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.
After leaving military service, Murray, a graduate of Hofstra University, pursued a civilian career in sales, marketing and sales management with several large consumer goods companies. After retirement, he was an active member of SCORE and the "People to People" organizations. As a member of the Delaware Jewish War Veterans, Murray originated and served for many years as editor of its "Mail Call" newsletter.
Predeceased by his beloved wife of over 54 years, Sarah (Chanin) Kaye, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn Harwick; his daughter Barbara Roisman and her husband Joel, and grandson Ari and his wife Elisheva; his son Richard Kaye and his wife Susan Strickler, grandson Zachary and granddaughter Alexandra; his son Michael Jacobs and granddaughter Liz; great grandchildren, Devora and Esther Roisman and Fallyn Whatley as well as brothers Samuel, Charles and Nathan and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be 12 Noon, Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE. Shiva will be observed 7:00 pm Thursday and Sunday evening and 8:30 pm Saturday evening at the home of Barbara and Joel Roisman.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Murray's memory would be appreciated to Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth, 4412 Washington Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19802.
Schoenberg Memorial Chapel Inc
519 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
Published in The News Journal from Apr. 22 to Apr. 24, 2014