Kenneth E. Murray, 78, 10/12/2008

OSWEGO, NY – Kenneth E. Murray, 78, a former resident of Oswego, died on Oct. 12, 2008, in Palm Bay, Fla.

Born in Oswego, he was the son of the late George and Jessie (Wilmott) Murray.

He was a graduate of Oswego Normal School and Oswego High School.

He had been employed as an agent and later a supervisor for the Port of Oswego Authority.

He worked at the grain elevator for 34 years, retiring in 1984.

Mr. Murray was a member of Elks Lodge #271 and the Knights of Columbus.

In Palm Bay, he was a member of  Moose Lodge #2311.

In his younger years, he was an avid baseball and basketball player.He also enjoyed woodworking.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Charlotte Shepard; a son, Randall (Mary Ann) Murray of Oswego; two daughters, Diana (Dirk) Forbes of Oswego and Donna (Robert) Beardsley of Winston-Salem, NC; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Elieen Liedlich and Anna Mae Koska; and three brothers, George, Howard and Paul Murray.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Church.

Entombment will be in All Saint’s Mausoleum.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.