Obituary Notice: Harvey F. Murray Jr.

Obituary Notice: Harvey F. Murray Jr. (Provided photo)

Harvey F. Murray Jr., 90, of DuBois died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian.

Born Aug. 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Harvey F. and Mildred (McDonald) Murray Sr.

He was honorably discharged from the U.S. 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.

He started his working career as a truck driver working for various local companies.

He then purchased City Cab Service, and he started City Car Service and City Car Rental.  In 1968, he established Murray’s Ford Lincoln Mercury and Murray’s Ford Truck. 

He later began World of Auto Parts followed by Murray’s Freightliner and Murray’s Honda. 

He 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 No. 17, the DuBois Rotary Club and a 32nd degree mason in the Garfield Lodge No. 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 as well as 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, and one brother, Fred Murray and his wife, Diane of DuBois.

He’s also survived by 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; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and 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.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday at the Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at 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 W. Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 and or Spina Bifida Association, 3000 Stonewood Dr., Suite 100, Wexford, Western PA 15090.

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