Alexander P. Murray
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SHELBY: Alexander P. Murray, age 73, resident of Shelby died Monday March 31, 2014 in Ohio State University Hospital. Born May 5, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA to Alexander Cruickshank and Catherine (Lee) Murray he had been a Shelby resident since 1964. He was a 1958 graduate of St. Peter's High School in Mansfield.
Alex was known by many as a custom builder/contractor in Shelby for more than 35 years retiring in 2007. He was the developer of the Fox Run subdivision in Shelby.
He was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, a life member of the Knights of Columbus and the National Association of Home Builders. Alex had received the Small Business of the Year award from the Shelby Chamber of Commerce.
Alex was proud of the fact of being first generation born in America of his Scottish-Irish parents. He was diligent in keeping in close contact with his Scotch-Irish relatives.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and was especially fond of his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Penny (Milligan) Murray; his sons, Alex (Dawn) Murray, Mike (Carrie) Murray and Jeff (Amy) Murray; his beloved grandchildren, Samantha, Grayson, Devon Ben and Danny Murray all of Shelby; two sisters, Margaret (Lee) Welker of Plymouth, Kathleen (Harold) Ward of Conneaut; brother, James (Linda) Murray of Port Orange, FL; sisters-in-law, Linda (Larry) Armintrout of Shelby and Dana Milligan of Leesburg, FL; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his in-laws, Vernon and Jean Milligan.
Private memorial services will be held at the Barkdull Funeral Home in Shelby. Father James Sanford will officiate. Calling hours will not be observed. Memorial contributions may be made to: Central Ohio Diabetes Association,1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH, 43201 or online at www.diabetesohio.org.
Online condolences may be made at www. barkdullfuneralhome.com
Barkdull Funeral Home
33 N Gamble St Shelby, OH 44875
Published in the News Journal on Apr. 2, 2014