Celebrating the life of Deacon Charles "Chuck" Murray
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He was born August 12, 1920 in New Castle, PA to Phillip and Anna Kiernan Murray.
He married Josephine A. Cravitz February 12, 1945 in Lake Silkworth, PA; she preceded him in death September 19, 1987. His parents; daughters, Patricia Baumann, Kathy Whais; five sisters and three brothers also preceded him in death.
He is survived by his daughter, Maryann (Michael) Blanchard; son, George Murray; nine grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Joseph Baumann; sister, Gertrude Blight and several nieces and nephews.
Chuck served in the U.S. Army as a transport medic and crossed the ocean 24 times. He worked for Corn Products retiring in 1982. He became a Deacon May 21, 1988 and served St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin faithfully. Chuck was a 3rd and 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Archbishop Schlarman Council #3507 in Pekin and a charter member of the club. He was also a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society in Pekin.
The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Autumn Accolade for their wonderful care and friendship.
A private graveside service will be held.
(DUE TO RECENT GUIDELINES FOR FUNERAL HOMES HIS GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL NOW BE A PRIVATE SERVICE. WE ARE TRULY SORRY FOR THE PAIN AND INCONVENIENCE THIS WILL CAUSE FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP OUR FAMILIES AND STAFF SAFE.)
A memorial mass will be held for Deacon Chuck Murray at 1p.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, IL. .
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School or St. Vincent DePaul in his name.
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905 S. 5th St.
Pekin, IL 61554
A private graveside service will be held. DUE TO RECENT GUIDELINES FOR FUNERAL HOMES HIS GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL NOW BE A PRIVATE SERVICE. WE ARE TRULY SORRY FOR THE PAIN AND INCONVENIENCE THIS WILL CAUSE FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP OUR FAMILIES AND STAFF SAFE. A memorial mass will be held for Deacon Chuck Murray at a later date.