Robert R. "Bob" Murray, 85, died among family and friends at home Friday afternoon.
Born November 30, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, he worked as an industrial engineer in manufacturing. He and his family were transferred to Hazleton in 1965.
Recently on May 9th, Bob and his beloved wife, Elaine, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
He served in the Korean War and the US Army Reserves. Bob was a firefighter and member of the Conyngham Fire Company for 19 years, and an EMT with Valley Ambulance Association for nine years. Bob coached Little League and Girls' Softball while also chairing various booths at Valley Day with Elaine. He served on Conyngham Borough Council and was nominated by the council and appointed by PA Gov Robert Casey to serve as the emergency management coordinator.
He was a member of Men of Malvern and of St. John Bosco Church, where he ushered. Bob was very talented at carpentry and fixing things. An avid golfer and gardener, he inspired his grandchildren to join him. His love for flowers and birds was only surpassed by his disdain for squirrels.
He and his wife, Elaine have four children: Debby Telatovich and husband, Edward; Jim Murray and wife, Debbie; Brenda Flaim and husband, Tom; Mike Murray and wife, Denise. Bob, "Poppop", and Elaine have fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 5, 2021 at 10 am from St. John Bosco RC Church, 573 State Route 93, Sugarloaf. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Drums will be held privately.
Memorial donations may be made to Valley Regional Fire and Rescue in his honor. Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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