Lawrence Joseph Murray
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Lawrence Joseph Murray

Larry Murray, 70, oldest child of Arthur Murray MD and Barbara Yagle Murray. Passed away on June 16, 2015. Lived in Panama, Raymond, Seattle, Tacoma and Shelton. Graduate of Christ the King, Blanchet and Shoreline CC. Sailed the world's oceans as a Chief Survey Tech with NOAA. A Renaissance man, avid do-it-yourselfer, word and metal working worker, excellent conversationalist, avid reader, historian, gun enthusiast, and friend to so, so, many. Survived by his partner, Marlene Dawn and her daughter Heidi Stoermer, who calls him "pops," and whom he loves as his daughter. On the Murray side, by step-mother, Edel Hondl Murray, siblings Arthur Ted, Christine, John Douglas, Roger, and MaryAnne, along with a vast extended family. Pre deceased by brother Jimmy.

For information about a Celebration of his Life at 2:00 Sunday June 28, near Seattle, or to share memories of Larry, contact his brother at

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jun. 21, 2015.
Celebration of Life
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November 12, 2018
I just learned of Larry's death this day.

I first went to sea as Larry's junior survey tech in 1975 aboard the old Oceanographer and in the 80's served as his senior tech aboard the Discoverer.

Larry, you helped and guided my in those early years and I sincerely thank you.

The mooring lines are laid fast, finished with engines. Farewell my friend.

Scott Stansbury
June 25, 2015
I was very sorry to hear that Larry had died. He was a classmate and friend over many years. Colleen
Colleen Wartelle
June 23, 2015
Our sympathies to the family. Larry was a very kind and gentle man. My wife and I both sailed with him on the DISCO with NOAA in the early 80s, he will be missed. Rick & Beth Cole
June 23, 2015
You will be missed, Larry. I've never known anyone quite like you before. You were a unique and wonderful individual! Rest in peace, my friend!
Cathleen Barry
June 23, 2015
Sad to hear about Larry. He was a very kind person for sure. Good conversationalist and historian. Spent time with him on the NOAA Ship Discover on ocean mapping cruises. He'll be missed
Bill Herrmann
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