2016-12-14 / Obituaries

Gordon McMurray

Gordon Robert McMurray, 87, of Margaretville died at home on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, following a long illness.

Gordie was born in Margaretville on May 26, 1929, to Robert and Emma McMurray. He grew up on a farm in Dunraven with his parents and older brother, John. He attended Margaretville Central School and served in the U.S Army as an engineer.

He married Marian Noble on April 23, 1955, and raised their son Scott and daughter Lisa (Davies) in the Catskill Mountains. He worked for IBM in Kingston until his retirement in 1981.

Gordie was an avid hunter, lover of the outdoors, enthusiastic horseshoe player, softball team member, and very dedicated volunteer fire police officer for the Margaretville Volunteer Fire Department. He loved to spend time with his family and friends.

Gordie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marian; his son, Scott and his wife, Claudia; his daughter, Lisa and husband, Peter Davies; granddaughters, Katy and husband, Kane DiBenedetto, Jennifer McMurray, Colleen McMurray, Karly Davies, and Nick Davies. He is also survived by his brother, John of Dunraven, nieces and many friends.

Visitation will be held at the Hynes Funeral Home in Margaretville on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a celebration of-life service to immediately follow. Friends and relatives are encouraged to bring stories and memories of Gordie to share.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Gordie’s memory to the Margaretville Fire Department or the Catskill Area Hospice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.

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