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Donald L. Murray, 93, of Lewisburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Buffalo Valley Personal Care, Lewisburg.
He was born Oct. 4, 1923, in Lewisburg, a son of the late Ralph A. and Miriam E. (Wagner) Murray. On Oct. 8, 1945, he married the former Mary Lee Ervine and they celebrated 68 years of marriage before her death on March 11, 2014.

Donald was a 1941 graduate of Lewisburg High School. He served honorably in the Army Air Force as a bombardier during World War II. During his service, Donald was a P.O.W. for 14 months in Germany.
He retired after 41 years of service from Citizens Electric Co., where he worked as a metering technician and a lineman.
He was a life member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Lewisburg, a member of the National Rifle Association, the Buffalo Valley Sportsman Association, the Union County Sportsman Association, the Kratzer-Dull American Legion Post 182, Lewisburg, the Lewisburg Memorial Post 7715 V.F.W., and the Susquehanna Chapter-American Ex-prisoners of War.
An avid outdoorsman and traveler, Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening and visiting numerous countries all over the world.

Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, John and Christina Murray, of Lewisburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Ron Schulz, of Sellersville, and Diane and Michael Erdley, of Danville; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by one son, Michael Murray; one brother, Charles Murray; and one sister, Mary Ellen Shipton.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg, followed by a memorial service at 11, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Hackenberg officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in the Lewisburg Cemetery.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Donald's memory be made to the Kratzer-Dull American Legion Post 182, 125 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or to a charity of one's choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cronrathgrenoblefuneralhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2017
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