Ronald Murray, 75, formerly of Sinclairville, died Friday (March 7, 2014) in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center.
A lifelong area resident, he was born June 17, 1938, in Jamestown, the son of the late Gordon and Evelyn Larson Murray.
Ron attended Jamestown High School, and was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard serving in Ketchikan, Alaska, from 1958-61.
He spent most of his career employed as a supervisor for several national and regional trucking companies. Just prior to retirement. he worked as a quality inspector for Bush Industries.
He enjoyed traveling and camping in his motorhome, attending live auctions, riding horses, and listening to country music. He was a former member of the Chautauqua County Trail Riders.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Reinfurt Weiss Murray, whom he married Nov. 8, 1978; two sons: Michael (Michelle) Murray of Mentor, Ohio, and Patric Murray of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren: Madelyn Murray of Mentor, Ohio and Nicholas and Jackson Murray, both of St. Louis; a sister, Judy (Bryan) Emmott of Clearwater, Fla.; and two brothers: Tim (Elaine) Murray of Buffalo, N.Y., and Gordon “Butch” Murray Jr. of Jamestown.
He was preceded in death by his father, who died on Oct. 29, 1982 and his mother, who died on June 22, 2002.
A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Inurnment will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Department, 30 Main St., Sinclairville, NY 14782 or the American Cancer Society, 101 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228.