Harvey F. Murray Jr. (1927 - 2017)

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Harvey F. Murray Jr., age 90, of Lincoln Drive, DuBois, Pa., died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.
Born on Aug.12, 1927, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey F. and Mildred (McDonald) Murray Sr.
He was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps after serving in World War II.
On Aug. 30, 1952, he married Genevieve (Marusiak) Murray. She survives. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Harv started his working career as a truck driver working for various local companies. He then purchased City Cab Service, and started City Car Service and City Car Rental. In 1968, he established Murrays Ford Lincoln Mercury and Murrays Ford Truck. He later began World of Auto Parts followed by Murrays Freightliner and Murrays Honda. Harv won many industry awards including Pennsylvania Truck Dealer of the Year. The dealerships continue to be run by family today.
He was Protestant by faith. He was an original member of the DuBois Jaycees and an integral part in establishing the city swimming pool. He was a member of the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post #17, the DuBois Rotary Club and a 32nd degree mason in the Garfield Lodge #559 Free & Accepted Masons and the Coudersport Consistory. He was an avid and skilled hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed hunting the most at the family farm and Laurel Ridge and fishing at First Fork and Spruce Creek, of which he was a member. He and Gen enjoyed traveling and entertaining friends and family. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his family on special occasions and holidays. He enjoyed golfing with his Wednesday friends and gardening.
He is survived by four children: Harvey F. Murray III, Michele J. Mahaffey, Glenda J. Hooten and her husband Jeff and Gregory B. Murray and his wife Annette, all of DuBois, Pa.; one brother, Fred Murray and his wife Diane of DuBois, Pa.; five grandchildren: Shawn Murray and his wife Angie, Shane Murray and his wife Carrie, Brooke Feasel and her husband Charlie, Nicholas Hooten and his wife Katie and Taylor Rose Vincent; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Jeanette Hooten; three brothers, Keith, Dale and Homer Murray; and one sister, Bernice Dumbleton.
Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., DuBois.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, at 10 a.m. from the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc., with Fr. Matias Quimno officiating.
Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801 and/or Spina Bifida Association of Western PA, 3000 Stonewood Drive, Suite 100, Wexford, PA 15090.
Online condolences may be sent to www.baronickfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 8, 2017
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