Karen Bolus Murray of Scranton and Lake Winola died Wednesday evening in Moses Taylor Hospital following a courageous battle against sarcoidosis. Her husband of 41 years, James J. Murray, died May 26, 2011.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Frank A. and Anna Shehwen Bolus. She attended St. Frances X. Cabrini grade school and was a graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1963. She was also a graduate of Community Medical Center School of X-Ray Technology, and a graduate of University of Pennsylvania electroencephalography program. She was formerly employed at CMC in the EEG-EKG departments. She assisted her late husband in the management of Murray Cycles of Scranton, and was also employed by Bolus Freight Systems Inc. She was a member of St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church and its Woman's Society, and also the Lake Winola Cottagers Association.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who adored spending time with her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Surviving are one son, James J. III and wife, Pattie, Pittston; one daughter, Nicole Millett and husband, Brett, Clarks Summit; seven grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Albert, Wilkes-Barre; two brothers, Edward J. and wife, Barbara, Clarks Summit; Joseph F., Scranton; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Bolus, Clarks Summit; and Sara Jane Brennan and husband, Leo, Hilton Head, S.C.; one brother-in-law, John Murray and wife, Elizabeth, Scranton; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, George R. Bolus; one nephew, Frank Bolus; and brother-in-law, Albert A. Albert.
The funeral will be conducted Monday in the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., West Scranton, with a funeral service at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Anyone attending the funeral is asked to proceed directly to the church.
Friends may call Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, payable to CHOP Foundation, Lockbox No. 1352, P.O. Box 8500, Philadelphia, PA 19179-1352 or St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.