Edward J. Murray, 71, of Auburn, formerly of Genoa, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at Auburn Community Hospital.
Edward was born Dec. 21, 1945 in Ithaca, son of the late Edward J. and Margaret L. (Rafferty) Murray. He had been a resident of Allentown, Pa. for more than 40 years, where he had been employed as a K-Mart store manager. Following his retirement six years ago, he relocated to Auburn, where for the past several years he had enjoyed being an usher for the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse.
Edward is survived by his companion of several years, Jose Rosario; three sisters: his twin, Susanne Perkins (Robert), of Genoa, Peggy Ann Powers (David), of Locke, and Sylvia Lukins (Donald), of Auburn; special nephew, Shawn Reeves, of Auburn, and several other nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 10117 Route 90, Genoa. Interment will be in Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery, King Ferry. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the services.