Murray, Robert A. “Hack” 1928-1997
Robert A. “Hack” Murray
Nov. 6, 1997
Served with the United States Army Occupational Forces in Japan following World War II
Robert A. “Hack” Murray, 69, of River Street, Chester, died at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1997, at home following an illness of three months.
He was born in Chester on Jan. 19, 1928, a son of the late Roy and Nelsie Barnes Murray.
A lifelong area resident, Mr. Murray was employed 27 years as an insurance agent with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company before retiring in 1983. He worked seven years at the First National Bank of Chester, and was formerly employed part-time with the Dawson Funeral Home. He served with the U. S Army Occupational Forces in Japan following World War II. He had resided with Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Comm of Chester during his high school years. He was a member of the Chester First Christian Church and its Discovery Class, and was a former member of the YMCA board of directors, East Liverpool Little League Board Trustees, Chester Water Board and Upper Hancock County United Fund. He coached youth basketball for several years.
He was presented with the “Number One Fan” plaque by Meghann Glass of Oak Glen High School volleyball team one week ago.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Meanor Murray at home, a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kristin) Harrison of Cortland, Ohio; three sons, James Murray of El Paso, Gary Murray of Kissimmee, Fla., and David Murray of Chester; two brothers, Edward Murray of Chester and Harold Murray of San Diego, Calif.; four grandsons and a granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Vonnie Beadnell.
The Rev. Katrina Lewis of the Westminster Presbyterian Church conducted services. Burial followed at Locust Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.
The Dawson Funeral Home handled arrangements.