Murray, Arthur John, Jr.
Birth: Saturday, March 07, 1931
Residence: California, MD
Death: Saturday, July 03, 2021 at the age of 90
Laid to Rest: Saturday, July 10, 2021
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Arthur John "Art" Murray, Jr., 90, of California, MD passed away on July 3, 2021 at Calvert Health Medical Center. Born March 7, 1931 in Glens Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Arthur John Murray, Sr. and Mary E. (Beatty) Murray.
Art graduated from St. John's College High School in 1949. He served in the Air National Guard from December 1, 1951 until November 30, 1953. Art was a Washington, DC Firefighter for twenty three years, retiring on October 1, 1979 as a Lieutenant. He was a member of the DC Fire Department Emerald Society, the DC Fire Department Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, and the American Legion.
Art is survived by his wife, Mary Pat Murray whom he married on March 14, 1998 in Solomons Island, MD; his children, Lillian Ronneberg (Jon) of Newark, DE, Christopher Murray of Glen Burnie, MD, Jerry Crane (Jill) of Columbia, MD, Kenny Crane (Diane) of Forest, VA, Mike Crane of Waynesboro, VA, Andy Crane (Theresa) of Mechanicsville, VA, Jennie Backe (Everett) of Zion Crossroads, VA, Terry Crane of Ashland, VA, Robert Crane of Lusby, MD and Chris Crane (Erin) of Richmond, VA; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Michael Murray; and siblings, Robert Murray and Marianna Wilkinson.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Solomons, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Kevin Regan at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will be in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:15 a.m..
Serving as pallbearers will be Jon Ronneburg, Chris Murray, Rob Crane, Terry Crane, Jim Murray and Art Wilkinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the DC Firefighters Burn Foundation at dcffburnfoundation.org.