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August 16, 2012

Charles William (‘Bill’) Murray


Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn Murray of Cooperstown; one son, Douglas S. Murray and his wife, Christine Prosch of Alexandria, Va.; two  daughters, Barbara Sullivan and her husband, John of Cooperstown and Anne Woodring and her husband, Michael of Annandale, Va.; six grandchildren, Armaiti Prosch, Caroline Murray, Erin Sullivan, Matthew Sullivan, Joley Sullivan and Rosa  Woodring; one great-granddaughter, Dagny Prosch-Winberg; and one sister, Barbara Ann Young of Corning. A memorial service will be offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown with the Rev.  Elsie Armstrong Rhodes, pastor, officiating. Immediately following there will be a Service of Committal at the Columbarium in the Presbyterian Churchyard. Military honors will be accorded by the United States Navy Funeral Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741 (www.parkinson. org), the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, P.O. Box 807, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425 ( or Catskill Area Hospice & Palliative Care, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820 ( Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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