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  • "Mr Murray was a great man. I have so many memories of John..."
    - Mark Hoffman
  • "Sorry for your loss and grief; may the promise at John 6:40..."
  • "Rest in Peace JOHN Murray. I even got to like you after we..."
    - DLS
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    - Joan and Carl ANDERSON
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    - John Love
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MURRAY JOHN PETER MURRAY Our family mourns the loss of our father, brother, and friend, John Peter Murray, who passed peacefully and surrounded by family on Sunday July 8, 2019 after a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. John was born on February 8th, 1953 to Jay and Lenore Murray in Jersey City, NJ, where he he enjoyed a fulfilling childhood before moving to Baton Rouge, LA during high school. There he met Starr Louise Freeman, the woman who captured his heart and would go on to become his loving wife for over 30 years until her passing in 2013 from complications from Multiple Sclerosis. John and Starr attended Louisiana State University and John began his career in 1976 as a division manager at Sears Roebuck in Baton Rouge. Two years later John joined the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer in Columbus, Georgia, where both of his sons were born, followed by a move to Indiana where he worked for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Newspapers and welcomed his third child, a daughter. In the fall of 1997 he accepted the job as the Vice President of Audience Development for News Media Alliance, moving his family to Sterling, VA. He was with the Alliance for over 20 years and was a treasured member of their team. John was fiercely devoted to his family, especially his wife, for whom he cared deeply and loved humoring her love of airedales, jokes, and world travel. He was a doting father to his children, Peter (Lacy) GilMurray, Matthew (Sheila) Murray and Kathryn (William) Powars, and grandfather to John-Ellis Powars and Adam Powars. He was looking forward to greeting his third grandson Theodore Murray later this month. He is also survived by his siblings Mark (Karen) Murray, Dana Murray Bugea, and Matthew J. Murray, a number of extended family members, and friends whom he loved and treated like family. A viewing will be held on Friday, July 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Adams Green Funeral Home, 721 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170 The funeral will be held Saturday, the July 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling, VA 20165. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of John P. Murray.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of John P. Murray.
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Published in The Washington Post on July 13, 2018
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