Murray Wieder died peacefully in his home in Pompano Beach at the age of 91 on March 15, 2021. This is how he always said he wanted it to be, so he died the way he lived… on his own terms.
Murray was a strong-willed, charismatic "street smart" guy who came from simple roots and achieved much success in his lifetime.
He was the son of Saul and Rose Wieder from the Bronx, originally from Eastern Europe. They met in English language school once they landed in New York.
Murray was married to Roberta for 68 years when she passed a year ago. They are survived by their three children Audrey, Marcia and Scott, 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
When he first met Roberta, she was from the "right side" of the tracks and according to him, he had to hustle pool (mostly from his main mark, Bernard Shaw aka Tony Curtis) to make money to take Roberta on dates. He loved to tell that story.
Together they created and worked at Sav-Sum pharmacy in Bayside, NY while living on Long Island. They moved from Huntington Station, NY to Pompano Beach, FL in 1978 and founded Wieder Realty which they operated for over 30 years. In Palm-Aire, Murray was like a self appointed mayor, welcoming newcomers and asking questions to learn about them.
In his lifetime, he was a champion golfer, winning many trophies with a handicap as low as six. It was something he thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at. Later in life, he became an excellent fisherman, sometimes casting a line into the canal behind his home and joking about alligators.
Murray was a strong and unique man who lived a rich and fruitful life. He will be buried next to his beloved wife, Roberta at Bailey Memorial Garden.
Donations in his honor can be made to Trustbridge Hospice, http://www.tbfdn.org/donate