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Robert J. MURRAY

Robert J. "Bob" Murray

DECATUR, IL – Robert J. "Bob" Murray, 66, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at Imboden Creek Living Center surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born in Moline, Ill., on July 4, 1947, the son of Joseph and Irene (Leenknecht) Garagano. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and worked as a radio broadcaster and T.V. weatherman for many years. Bob married Sandra A. Baker on Aug. 4, 1984, in Springfield, Ill.

Surviving are his wife, Sandy; daughters, Elizabeth (Glenn Westfield) Murray and Mary (Jason) Magerl; grandchildren: Tommy Hunter, Tiffany Hunter, and Sydnee Magerl; and great-grandchildren, Payton Hunter and Alivia Hunter. Bob is also survived by his mother, Irene Williamson, and many friends.

Celebration of Life will be held Friday, March 7, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Center, 2400 S. Franklin St., Decatur, IL 62521. A private family funeral service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to INBAF (Illinois News Broadcasters Association Foundation), attn: Brain O'Keefe, INBAF Treasurer, 0S738 Grant St., Winfield, IL 60190. Please print "Bob Murray Broadcast Scholarship" on the memo line.

The Murray family is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe St., Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.moranandgoebel.com.




Published in The State Journal-Register on Mar. 5, 2014
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