The Obit For Frank Murray

Frank J. Murray

poughkeepsiejournal.com April 18, 2010

PAWLING - Frank J. Murray, 76, a life-time resident of Pawling, passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010 at Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel, NY. Born in Danbury, CT on November 21, 1933, he was the son of William J. and Mary (Kalamas) Murray.

Frank served in the US Army during the Korean War, and worked in management at IBM East Fishkill, retiring after 37 years.

Frank played minor league baseball, pitching in the Dodgers, Phillies, and White Sox organizations. He was a teammate of catcher Johnny Roseboro, who went on to catch for the LA Dodgers. Frank was later inducted into the Dutchess County Baseball Hall of Fame.

Frank was a life-member of the Pawling Fire Department, a past member of the Pawling Lion's Club and St. John's Knights of Columbus, and a member of the Hasler-Kamp Post American Legion. He was also a past Pawling Town Justice, a past member of the Pawling Village and Town Boards, and a past Dutchess County Legislator for District 23.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Clark) Murray; his son, Clark Murray and his wife, Tricia, of East Greenwich, RI; two daughters, Marcia Jones of Marietta, GA and Susan Kyriacou and her husband, Chris, of Poughkeepsie; 11 grandchildren, Ian, Brendan, Catherine, Hannah, Joseph, and Claire Murray, Peter Jones and his wife Amy, Megan Hilley and her husband Matt, and Christos, Elizabeth, and Kyriacos Kyriacou; and one greatgranddaughter, Blair Hilley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 20th at 11 AM at St. John's Church, Pawling. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Horn & Thomes, Inc Funeral Home, 83 East Main Street, Pawling. The American Legion will conduct a service at 7 PM and the Pawling Fire Department will hold a service at 7:15 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Pawling Fire Department or the Pawling Resource Center.