John J. Murray

May 04, 1934 - July 18, 2018 

John J. Murray

May 04, 1934 - July 18, 2018 

Obituary for John J. Murray

John “Jack” J. Murray passed away peacefully on July 18, 2018 in Severna Park, MD at the age of 84.
Jack was born May 4, 1934 in Cornwall, NY to James and Margaret Murray. After a tour during the Korean Conflict with the United States Army, he attended Mohawk Valley College and graduated in 1954 with a degree in Business. He married Peggy, from Amenia, NY, in 1958.

His 20-year career with International Harvester began in 1962 in a management trainee position but he quickly moved up the ranks, as well as across the North and Mid-East area. Working first in Burlington, Vermont, West Haven, Connecticut, and Buffalo, New York, he then stepped into the Assistant Regional Manager role for the Baltimore region in 1969 and then the Philadelphia region in 1975. By 1978, Jack was Vice President of Fleet Truck Sales for International. In 1982, he bought the Beltway International Dealership in Halethorpe, MD, which he ran until he retired.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Julie Murray; nephew James Murray, Michael Miller, and Marty Miller; nieces Kathy Shuey, Maureen Castro, and Megan Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Stapleton in 2014.

Graveside services and burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Amenia, NY. To send the family an online condolence, please visit

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