James Murray

Died: December 22, 2018
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James Joseph Murray of Endwell, NY passed peacefully into the arms of the Holy Family at his home on Saturday December 22, 2018 surrounded by his children. Born October 22, 1929 in Minooka, PA. James was predeceased by Patricia, his loving wife of 61 years, his eldest son James, his parents Joseph and Mary, eight of his siblings, and grandchildren Jennifer and Joseph Patrick. He is survived by his daughter-in-law Betsy (Endwell), Gerard (Endwell), Michael and Deborah Murray (Syracuse), Patricia (Endwell), Carla and Darrell Coon (Johnson City), Christopher and Nancy Murray (Endicott), Paul and Donna Murray (Endicott), Joseph and Sharon (Rochester). James is also survived by his sister Jane Burke, sisters-in-law Helen Murray and Ann Marie Kincel, all of Scranton PA. James and Patricia have 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
James graduated from the University of Scranton, after four years in the United States Air Force, where in addition to his proud service, he excelled on the football fields and basketball courts of our bases in Alaska and Germany. After returning from service and while attending University, James met and married Patricia, the one and only love of his life, on December 26, 1953. Upon graduation James began a 33 year career with IBM at the Glendale Lab where his dedication and leadership were evident to all. His commitment to IBM and his profession was surpassed only by his commitment to family and faith. As husband and father, he taught by example through his love and devotion to his Catholic faith and family, his continual acts of charity, and his fidelity to pro-life causes.
For our family, he was our moral compass, an ever forgiving father, and our greatest supporter. In times of joy and times of heartache, our father never failed to remind us that we are truly blessed. Our blessings flowed from our parent’s faith-filled marriage and life together. Throughout his life, Pop strove to live by St. Padre Pio’s motto, “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry.”
Funeral services will be held Friday 9:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Church at 10 am. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Thursday from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Domincan Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, 4597 Warren Rd., Ann Arbor MI, 48105.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 27, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Friday, December 28, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

St. Joseph's Church


207 Hayes Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Calvary Cemetery


501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790


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Died: December 22, 2018

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Dan Anderson posted on 12/29/18

Mike and the entire Murray Family, My condolences on the passing of your father. He was always up, cheerful, and welcoming with a big handshake. Great guy.


Dick Tynan posted on 12/27/18

I've been gone from the area for over forty years now, but among my fondest memories are those of the Tynan boys running with the Murray boys. Over the years, through the woods and streets of the old neighborhood, in and out of all sorts of sports and occasional mischief, One constant was big Jim Murray, whose call and whistle could be heard throughout the entire development as dinner waited or darkness fell. Always there with a big paw to shake, keeping an eye on the small pack of trouble we sometimes became. The Murray house was like our second home, as I'm sure it was for many after my time. He raised a big, happy brood, and even as a teenager, unaware of many things, it was clear to me that he adored his wife and kids.Some people grace the world by their presence in it. Your dad was one of those.


Pat Murray posted on 12/24/18

Family Reunion At one of the Family Reunions as the Seniors got up to speak, Aunt Patsy, proclaimed “Uncle Jim closed TWO Porn Stores in Binghamton that year.” Uncle Jerry with his dry Sense of humor spoke, “Jimmy, I didn’t even know you owned TWO Porn Stores‼️😂 Pat


Patrick Murray posted on 12/24/18

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Patrick Murray posted on 12/24/18

Your Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather was a GREAT MAN. Our condolences, Cousin Pat & Carolyn From the PJ Murray Familyp