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Gary E. Murray

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Gary E. Murray Notice
Murray, Gary E. 60, retired Navy decorated veteran died September 4, 2013 of heart failure. He was born in Milford, Delaware on November 26, 1952. Gary is survived by his wife, Leila A. Murray of Orlando; daughter, Olivia Murray of Colorado; step-son, Christopher Caccamisi of Orlando; step-daughter, Jennifer Wadsworth of Orlando; father, Robert Murray preceded him in death; mother, Elinor Cofield of Delaware; step-mother, and step-father, Shirley and Bill Burnam of Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dona Murray of Texas; sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Robby Wechtenhiser of Delaware; sister, Trudy Rush of Texas; sister, Nancy Hess of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. We celebrate his life and salute retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Gary E. Murray of Orlando. He served in the United States Navy for 30 years and was a highly-decorated veteran having served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and other conflicts of war. While serving his Country, Gary received Navy Commendation Medals, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, National Defense Service Medals, Good Conduct Awards, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations, Navy "E" Ribbons, Navy Unit Commendations, Kuwait Liberation Medals, NATO Medal, Navy Recruiting Ribbon, Southwest Asia Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. He served his Country proudly with dauntless courage, dignity, and the type of leadership that paved the way for others in the military. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City with special military honors. Final resting place will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society at www.nmcrs.org/donate. When those we love dearly pass away, we can never know their last breath, but can hold in our heart and trust that they had God's ear to be heard. The tears from loss can be torrential to say the least and our hearts can get weak, but our faith should stay strong and steady. A precious life has gone from our sight, but will forever be in our hearts. Condolences may be sent at www.oakridgefuneralcare.com.


Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Sept. 7 to Sept. 8, 2013
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