Frank J. Murray, of Audubon, Pa., passed away peacefully in the company of family and friends at Paoli Hospital on Tuesday, August 22nd at the age of 87. Frank is survived by his wife of 59 years Susan Stoodt Murray of Audubon, PA. He is also survived by his daughter Elizabeth “Buffy” Ineson, her husband John, and their children Christopher (wife Katherine), Eric, and Sarah; his son Paul and his children Zachary (wife Michelle), Andrew, and Rebecca; his son Timothy, his wife Susan, and their children Patrick and Katherine; and his son John, his wife Kristin, and their children Grace, Bryce, and Aiden. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Nancy Sibbles.
Frank was born in New Haven, CT on September 17, 1929 to Frank and Marion Case Murray. He was raised in Bethany, CT and graduated from Hillhouse High School in New Haven before attending and graduating from The Citadel in Charleston, SC in 1953. He went on to serve his country in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant.
After completion of his military service, Frank settled in Philadelphia, PA and began his business career as a municipal bond trader with Bache & Co. Frank went on to success in the bond business with Woodcock, Moyer, Fricke, & French, then Elkins Stroud Supplee, Prudential-Bache, Wachovia, and finally retiring from McCloskey & Co in 2015 after 62 years in the investment business. Over his career, Frank was a member of both the Municipal Bond Club of Philadelphia and The Shawnee Indian Municipal Bond Club, serving a term as President for each organization.
Frank was a founding member of Waynesborough Country Club, and was an avid golfer. He was also a long-time member of Bright Creek Park Association where he passed his love of fly fishing on to his children and grandchildren.
Frank was one of a kind. He was a man who lived life on his terms, always to the fullest, and who challenged us all to do the same. To celebrate the life that Frank lived, a Memorial Service will be held in his honor at 11:00 A.M. on September 8th at St David’s Church in Radnor, PA. A reception will follow in the parish hall and all are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Frank’s name to either of the two organizations he worked so many years to support: The Paoli Hospital Foundation at www.mainlinehealth.org or St David’s Episcopal Church stewardship at www.stdavidschurch.org.
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Posted on: 2017-09-04
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