Dr. Patrick MurrayDecember 16, 1940 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 76)
MUNCIE – Dr. Patrick Murray, age 76, Muncie, died unexpectedly Saturday August 5, 2017 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Born in Muncie December 12, 1940, he grew up in Albany and was a 1959 graduate of Albany High School. He graduated from Purdue University in 1964 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked at Delco Battery in Kokomo. He later attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and graduated in 1974. His residency in orthopedic surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine was completed in 1978. Dr. Murray was a physician at Orthopedic Associates in Muncie (later known as Central Indiana Orthopedics) for twenty-two years and spent the past seventeen years as a civilian physician at V.A. hospitals, first in Alexandria, LA, and most recently in Danville, IL where he was Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Murray (Pat) was an Eagle Scout and remained a supporter of scouting over the years. He was a member of Albany United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. His many interests, besides working, included computers/electronics, photography, trains, genealogy, Civil War history, and opera music.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy (Sills) Murray; his children: Joni (Murray) Whetzel, Albany, and Scott Murray, Green Bay, WI; a step-son: Dr. Justin Deaton (wife: Lauren), Harrisonburg, VA, and three grandchildren: Alec Hurst, Jenna Whetzel, and Olivia Deaton.
His parents: Herbert F. & Dorothy C. (Bell) Murray and an uncle: Merril Bell are deceased.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday August 11, 2017 at Meacham Funeral Service, Albany, IN. Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 10, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Animal Rescue Fund (A.R.F.) or the Muncie Animal Shelter.