George L. Murray

george murray
George L. Murray (age 81) of Vienna, Virginia passed away on Monday, April 13, 2009. Beloved husband of Peggie Murray; devoted father of Claudia (Steve) Smallwood, Patti (Russ) Bailey, Kathleen (Arnie) Panek & Bill (Jenny) Murray; grandfather of Emily, Scott, Evan, Jason, Duane, Alexis, James, Carrie, Bethany, & Tyler. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Madison & Caden.

Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Hospice,

6565 Arlington Blvd. Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042

or to USO-Metro, P.O. Box 1710, Ft. Myer, VA 22211.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Dad, our sadness knows no end; We can’t believe you’re gone; We’re grieving for you every day; It’s hard to carry on. You were always there to support and care, When we needed a true friend, How we’ll ever do without our dad, We cannot comprehend. You were our teacher and our guide, Our dad, so good and strong; Your example will sustain us now, And last our whole lives long. We’re trying to communicate; We hope that you can hear; Expressing what we feel for you, Helps us feel you’re near. Our memories of the times we had Help the pain to go away. But Dad, our lives won’t be the same; We’ll miss you every day. A part of us went with you; You left a gap too big to fill; You’re our father and our hero; We love you and we always will

  2. My fondest memory of George was when he came to my house wearing his Bavarian hat. He could always one-up me in a joke. I will miss him at the Twenty Meetings. My heartfelt sympathy to Peggie and all the family.

  3. It is with great sadness that I write these words, because I know how it feels to lose a loving father. My Uncle George was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he now is in a better place. The Poythress family sends our deepest sympathies and most sincere blessings.

  4. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. We had some good times on Roberts Dr. and I’ll always remember the July 4th. parties.Can it really be that long agowhen we all moved in? Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Bill and the Murray Family, Our condolences to you on your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. As a teenager growing up with Bill, I have many fond memories of George. Danny Bingham and Family

  6. Sending our deepest sympathy, but remembering all the good times and events of the past. God Bless!!!

  7. My condolences to you Peggie and the entire family. First met both of you in 1957 in Singapore. Remember the great sense of humor and laughter. God Bless.

  8. Deepest sympathy to George’s family and friends. George was one of the first and best teachers to introduce the workings of commo equipment and more importantly commo culture. His dry wit relieved tensions and his understanding of people and procedures smoothed the transition. I will remember him with deep appreciation and highest regards.

  9. Farewell, our friend. You were the Sentinel of Roberts Dr. From the first day we moved in, and came to the “block party” (with the keg in our driveway and the food in your yard), to bringing Nicki home, to the many wonderful spring and summer days we chatted, you were an incredible presence in the neighborhood and in our lives. How often was I greeted, as I pulled up to my house, by your wave and your smile as you invited me to come sit, share (with the birds and squirrels) some peanuts and enjoy a moment of conversation and respite? We’ll miss you dearly, but fear not as God has a place for you, complete with birds, squirrels and big, big bags of peanuts. To the Murray Family, our deepest condolences. We’ve lost a friend, you’ve lost a loving father, grandfather, and husband. We’ll all hold his memory in our hearts forever. With love, Michael and Nicki Amouri

  10. Grandpa, What an amazing and unique man you were, and I am a better person for having had you in my life. I’m still in awe of you, as I was when I was a child. You were bigger than life to me, and always will be. You taught me life lessons, and though I might not have understood them at the time, I understand them now. You were right. You will never truely be gone, because your memory and your gentle guidance will live on through me as I raise my son. I’ll never neglect a single moment to tell him what a wonderful and accomplished man his Great-Grandfather was. You will be remembered, always. And you will be loved.

  11. George will be missed by all McGraths. He has been a true and great friend to our family over many years and always found a way to make us laugh. George had the unique ability to be a true friend to each generation and we have always valued his love for his own family and grandchildren. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with George’s family. I will miss you George.

  12. Having known the Murray’s as a kid and later as a fellow Board member at the club, Mr. Murray was highly respected for his wisdom as well as his willingness to simply listen. I recall more than one Board meeting when he had his external earpiece all tuned up, never missing a word, and only when the time was right did he speak his mind. Much like the old “EF Hutton” commercial, when George spoke, everyone listened. What a great example he set for all of us.

  13. We send our love and prayers to Peggy and the Murray family. We hold many dear memories of our years as neighbors on Roberts Dr. and the 4th of July picnics in your yard. Our condolences to you.

  14. Dear Peggie and family, We are very sorry we are unable to attend the service for George. Please be assured of our prayers and our heartfelt sympathy. Al and Betty

  15. To Mrs Murray, Bill, Claudia, Patti, and Kathleen: Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will always remember your Dad and the fun we had over the years, particularly the BEST EVER Roberts Dr. July 4th parties at your home. Larry T. & family

  16. To the Murray Family: We will sincerely miss George as our neighbor, driving down the street with Peggie, and sitting in front of his house, feeding nuts to the squirrels. May God bless you always.

  17. To the Murray family to my condolences and prayers it is very hard to lose a loved one so I hope this scripture will bring you comfort Rev 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away.

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