Dorothy M. (Ross) Murray

February 1, 1929 ~ October 5, 2019 (age 90)


Dorothy M. Warner Murray of 311 Third Street, Towanda PA passed away Saturday October 5, 2019. She was born February 1, 1929 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY to Victor and Beatrice (Young) Warner.


      Dorothy graduated from Troy High School and Dermal Way Beauty School. Dorothy always had a creative side and greatly enjoyed gardening, reading, and painting. Her creative expressions were shown beautifully, especially at Christmas time, with her painted angels and carved Santa’s.


      Before retirement, Dorothy had worked for First National Bank, Farmer's Home Administration and Sol Spitulnik Fire Equipment, a business she shared with her husband George. 


      On December 12, 1976, Dorothy married the love of her life, George B. Murray. They were able to share 25 years together until George's passing in 2002.


   Dorothy is survived by her brother-in-law Alfred Zyga of Ocean Isle Beach, NC ; special nieces Alana (Walt) Dewey of Troy, PA; Jeannie Jo (Gregg) Ball of Salsbury, NC; nephew Gary (Nori) Warner of Troy, PA; treasured friends Betty and Francis Rineer, Sharon Lasco, and Veronica "Ronnie" Greenland all of Towanda; former daughters-in-law Mary Dyer and Katrina Murray both of Towanda. Dorothy's step-grandchildren are Jonathan (Eileen) Murray, Wyalusing, PA;   AJ (Brett) Murray, San Jose, CA;  and Stephanie (Kurt) Thompson, Portland CT; great step-grandchild Paitlyn Gilmore.


     Besides her husband George, Dorothy was pre-deceased by her cherished daughter Gail and son-in-law Irwin Williams, her parents, her sister Jean Zyga, step-father Walt Wolfe, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Allan and Judy Warner, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Chester and Marie Murray.


     As per Dorothy's request, there will not be any memorial services. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery, in Troy, PA. Memorials may directed to Towanda Public Library or the charity of one's choice. 


     Arrangements are under the direction of Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA. 16947.



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