John J. Murray

May 04, 1934 - July 18, 2018

John J. Murray

May 04, 1934 - July 18, 2018


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Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

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The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.

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Circle of Life

In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.

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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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