Hubert "Curly" Murray, 79, of Archbald, died Tuesday at his residence. He was the widower of Betty Ann Coggins Murray, who died Oct. 18, 1991.
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Born in Winton on Aug. 8, 1934, son of the late Hubert and Florence Fletcher Murray, he was a member of Christ the King Parish, Archbald, served as a Eucharistic minister and was a member of its Holy Name Society. He was a retired employee of Scranton Craftsman, Throop, where he worked for 38 years as a foreman and salesman. He served in the Army. He was a lifetime member of the Black Diamond Hose Company 2, Archbald, served as an Archbald borough councilman, was chairman of the Archbald borough variance board, former chariman of the Aylesworth Park committee and was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree.
The family would like to offer a special thank you to Doreen and Jeff Addley, his caregivers, and friends Ann Marie, Amy, Sara and Cookie, and Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the loving and compassionate care.
Surviving are his companion of 20 years, Mary Ann O'Horo, Jessup; two sisters-in-law, Rose Schemel and Doris Murray, both of Archbald; and a niece.
He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter; and brother, Eugene Murray.
The funeral will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Harrison Funeral Home, 374 Main St., Archbald, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Christ the King Parish at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald. Interment will be in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetery.
Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be made at www.harrisonfh.com.
Harrison Funeral Home - Archbald
374 S. Main Street
Archbald, PA 18403
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 16, 2014