Donald L. Murray
unknown - January 27, 2012
Donald L. Murray passed away in Stuart, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012. He was born in Bronxville, N.Y. on Sept. 2, 1946, the son of the late Thomas F. and Norma (Propfe) Murray. Don lived in Stuart, Fla., since 2004 and was a former resident of Manlius. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy and Loyola University (Chicago) where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE).
In 1971, he and his parents started Penn-Can Road Materials and Don served as president from 1982 until its sale in 2002. In 1995, he purchased the former Chevron Asphalt Division’s liquid asphalt emulsion manufacturing facility in Lyons, NY. The facility was built in the mid-1950’s and its construction was overseen by Don’s father when he worked for Chevron. Don served as managing director of the operating company known as Lyons Asphalt Products and he also served as president of Asphalt Distributing Corporation in Liberty, NY. Well-known in the asphalt industry, Don served as president of the New York State Liquid Asphalt Didtributors Association in 1989 and 1990. Don enjoyed golf and traveling with his wife Charlotte throughout the United States. He also thoroughly enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends at many get-togethers. He was predeceased by his father in 1988 and his mother in 1999.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years Charlotte; a daughter, Sherry Quinones; his son-in-law, Michael; four grandchildren, Selina, Alysia, Michael and Ava; his first cousin, Tom Barry; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Memorial mass: at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt. Burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, DeWitt. For directions, florists, or a guestbook, please visit scheppfamily.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made toAmerican Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons Street, P.O.B. 7, East Syracuse, N.Y 13057.