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ENGLAND, Murray Neal age 82, of Washington Township died Thursday, January 24 at home. The only son of Edgar and Anna England, he was born May 7, 1930 in Neosho, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri at Rolla, graduating in 1952 with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an R.O.T.C. commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. His unit served in the Occupation Forces in Germany. He attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant prior to his discharge in 1954. Murray was employed at McDonnell Aircraft Corp in St. Louis, Missouri for six years as a test engineer. During that time he was involved in testing the first Mercury space capsule prior to its flight. He moved with his family to Dayton in 1960, and was employed at W.P.A.F.B., where he spent 30 years as a Structural Test Engineer. He retired in 1990 as a Senior Project Engineer. During his career, he was responsible for conducting many full-scale tests and is the author of many technical reports describing these tests. He received numerous awards and letters of commendation for his work during his career. Murray is preceded in death by his wife, Irene. He is survived by his four children, Margy Renslow, Lynn Hart, Kathy Baldridge and Dan England, and three son-in-laws, David Renslow, Steve Hart and Randy Baldridge. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory nine grandchildren, Erica, Jason, Braden, Cindy, Stephanie, Lisa, Jennifer, Erin and Angela. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society through St. Helen Church, 605 Granville Place, Dayton, OH 45431. Murray chose to donate his body to Wright State University through their anatomical gift program. A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Wednesday, January 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Helen Church. There will be a luncheon at the church following the service for family and friends.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Jan. 28, 2013
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