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Donald Roger Murray

January 19, 1944 ~ November 18, 2022 (age 78)


Donald Roger Murray passed away on Friday, November 18, 2022, to be with his heavenly family. He leaves behind his wife, Ruth Ann Murray, daughters, Babette Shoemaker and Brandi Berger, and their spouses. His brother Victor Murray, his grandchildren, Anthony Smith, Lynn Zado, and Joseph Zado, their spouses, his great-granddaughter Lilian Hulett, and his many “adopted” children, brothers, and sisters.

Beginning his service to our country in Vietnam, Donald completed his years in the Army as a Master Sergeant, where he trained young men to defend our country. His time in our nation’s military took him through many countries, brought him many friends who became family, and many medals and citations. Donald’s service didn’t end with his time in the military. He continued to serve others by employing those who needed a job, sharing his love, knowledge, and skills for woodworking, and through his time in the church. He was always available to help someone in need.

Donald’s love and care for his family and friends are surpassed by none. There was no request too large or a need left unfulfilled. All will deeply miss him.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 3:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 114 Burleigh Dr., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bangs Funeral Home, Ithaca, NY.  Online condolences may be made to Donald’s family at

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Memorial Service
November 25, 2022

3:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
114 Burleigh Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

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