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Edward Joseph Murray

d. January 23, 2023

Eldersburg, MD


On January 23, 2023, Edward Joseph Murray, Jr. passed away at age 78. Born in Baltimore, Edward was raised in Brooklyn Park, Maryland and married Susan Murray Whitelaw on February 19, 1966. He retired from Continental Can Company where he worked for 40 years as a machinist. Edward was an avid fan of professional wrestling and professional bowling. He also enjoyed watching westerns on TV in black and white, and shows like Rifleman, Andy Griffith and Bonanza were favorites. A true family man, he loved when the family would travel together to watch his grandkids play sports games. He also enjoyed tossing the frisbee with the family dog, Sully. Edward had the ability to make everyone laugh. If he started laughing, you just had to laugh along with him.

         Mr. Murray was the beloved husband of Susan (Whitelaw) Murray for 56 years, and devoted father of Edward E. Murray and wife, Khris, as well as David Murray and wife, Tracey. He was also blessed with grandchildren, Tyler, Travis, Bradley, Allyson and Jason Murray and the late Kayla Murray; and great grandchildren, CJ and Charlie. He was the dear brother of Judy Clapsaddle and Mary Frashure.

Visitation will be held at Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Ritchie Highway, Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, January 27 from 2 to 4 PM at which time a service will be held. Mr. Murray will be buried in Monterey Cemetery, Monterey, Virginia on Sunday, January 29th with a 2 PM graveside service by Obaugh Funeral Home and officiated by Father Joseph Daniel Pisano.  


*** An additional period of viewing will be made available to Highland County community members from 11 A.M. - 1 P.M., Sunday, January 29th at Obaugh Funeral Home ***

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