MARY E. (DOWNER) MURRAY(1919 - 2014)

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, after a long and wonderful life of 94 years, Mary Emma Murray, of Monroeville, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born on November 27, 1919, in Pittsburgh, daughter of William Downer, and Kathryn Johnston. She went on to a long career at Compunetics and was very active in her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran. She was the beloved wife of Paul R. Murray and is survived by son, David R. Zehr of Palm Harbor, Florida and daughters, Gail J. Kron of Plum and Karen L. Jersey of Oakmont. She is also survived by six grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren and two great- great-grandchildren on the way. She was preceded in death by son, Gerald C. Zehr of McKeesport; sisters, Thelma Wilcox of Alanport, Dorothy Sezawich of Charleroi and brother, Raymond Downer of Bradenton, Florida. There will be no viewing but a Memorial Service will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Church, Monroeville. Arrangements by SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on May 11, 2014