Paul Murray, age 89, of Bristol Borough, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at his home. Paul was born in Fallsington to the late Charles and Martha Murray and resided in Bristol for more than 50 years. Paul was retired from the Gimbels department store chain where he served as a vice president for many years. He previously worked for the Central Bucks School District as well as Paterson Parchment Paper Company, where he was a union negotiator. Paul was also a Coast Guard veteran who served at LORAN and lighthouse stations in the North Atlantic, seeding a lifelong interest in radios and electronics. Paul was an avid carpenter and woodworker who loved carving waterfowl as well as crafting furniture and musical instruments. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. He was always known for his quick smile and sense of humor.
Paul was married to the late Miriam Smith Murray for 58 years and is survived by their children, Paul C. Murray and his wife Shirley, Melinda Ratini and her husband Angelo, Tom Murray and his wife Cheryl, and Chris Murray and Kris; five grandchildren, Doug Murray and his wife Krissy, Bob Murray, Meagan Ratini, Ang Ratini, and Mike Ratini and his wife Erika; and two great-grandsons, Zachary Murray and Nolan Murray, and one great-granddaughter, Harper Rose Murray. He is survived by one sister, Helen White, along with many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Church, 1025 Radcliffe St, Bristol, PA 19007. Interment at St. Mark Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 11:00AM at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bristol Borough Learning Centers, which benefit all of the children in Bristol Borough @ AOC c/o Grundy Foundation, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007. Arrangements are under the direction of Wade Funeral Home, Bristol Borough.