- November 24, 1943 - November 18, 2016
- Kalamazoo, Michigan
of Fredrick's Passing
350 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 20
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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“Fred and Pat were awesome neighbors. We would often find golf balls in our yard from Fred's walks! In fact we have two big buckets of them still. We...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy and Matt Kollig - Kalamazoo, MI
“Uncle Fred has always been there in my life. I think he and Aunt Patsy went on their first date the year I was born. He was always so gentle and kind...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Doug and Tina Strong - Auburn, GA
“As neighbors and friends, we enjoyed our relationship with Fred and Pat for many years. We will miss seeing Fred in his daily walks. Dennis and...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: A friend
“RIP Fred...you will be missed, you were a very kind man...god speed & Blessings to the whole family...
4 of 23 | Posted by: Barry & Sharon Sherman - MI
“Uncle Fred was the kindest, gentlest man I knew. He was amazing with babies. They just knew he was the best! Love you and miss you. We are all so...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Terry Garrison - Battle creek, MI
“I worked with Fred for many years at GM he was a real good person to work with we had some good times .Are prayers are with they family rest in peace...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Bill&Linda Hinga - Climax, MI
“Wanda and I will miss Fred's upbeat presence. He always had time for everybody. Our sympathy to the familyDennis & Wanda Hinklin
7 of 23 | Posted by: Dennis Hinklin - Sun City Center, FL
“Kathy/Cindy.....I've always been grateful, to your Dad, for the way that he was receptive since my arrival in '90 @ G.L. We've had some very light...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Greg Nikitas - Delton, MI
“We miss seeing Fred taking his daily walks around the neighborhood. He was loved by everyone who knew him as he stopped to chat with neighbors as...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Ronda Furrow - Kalamazoo
“For Mom and Dad , May this light shine for the greatest power of all...LOVE....together again !We love you both and will miss you everyday!
10 of 23 | Posted by: Patrick ,Dani and Scarlette Murray - MI
“We want to extend our sympathy to Fred's family. We will surely miss him. We have many fond memories of times spent with Fred and Pat in Panama City...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Jim and Penny Chirhart - Melrose, MN
“I am sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for all family members.
12 of 23 | Posted by: Cheryl Walhout - MN
“Prayers and sympathy for your loss. Uncle Fred will be greatly missed. Such a cheerful and kind man.
13 of 23 | Posted by: Dan and Karen McDonald - MI
“So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. We will also miss him. We enjoyed seeing him in Florida. Condolences to family.
14 of 23 | Posted by: Doug and Amanda Ford - Paducah, KY
“So sorry to hear of Fred's passing. We enjoyed being with him also in Florida. We will miss him very much. Condolences to family.
15 of 23 | Posted by: Doug and Amanda Ford - Paducah, KY
“Had the pleasure of meeting Fred and Patsy through the Graves. Kind and loving couple and always together. They are now reunited and a couple...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: A friend
“I am Annie as he called me I have known Fred for over 20 years and his lovely wife Pat now he will be missed and be with his beloved wife I send my...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: A friend
“Fred and Pat were our snowbird friends for almost 20 years. They will be missed. Love and sympathy to the family.
18 of 23 | Posted by: Aline Taylor - Destin, FL
“Fred was a kind and loving man. We had the pleasure of spending each February with he and Pat for the last sixteen years in Panama City Fl.They...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Dale and Rickie Graves - IN
“Dad,You raised me, you loved me, you taught me.............your style and smile with forever hold a special place in my heart and head, right next to...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Dennis & Denise Murray - MI - Son
“We are so sorry to hear of Fred's passing.Our deepest condolences to His Family. I worked with Fred for years at G M , and enjoyed those years with...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Larry & Marilyn Bontrager & Family - MI
“Uncle Fred was such a kind funny man. He will be missed.
22 of 23 | Posted by: Cheree Porter - Daphne, AL
“Sending my condolences to the family. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Psalm 29:11
23 of 23 | Posted by: A friend
Fredrick Lee Murray of Kalamazoo, MI
Fred, age 72, died Friday, November 18, 2016.
Fred was born on November 24, 1943 in Battle Creek, MI, to Mike and Mary (Day) Murray. He worked for thirty two years at General Motors in Kalamazoo. He was known to many as a kind and gentle man. He loved to watch his children and grandchildren's sporting events, along with Michigan sports teams and he loved to fish.
He is leaving a legacy of caring for others, especially his wife of 51 years, Patricia "Patsy," who preceded him in death in 2014. He is survived by his four children, Dennis Murray (Denise), Patrick Murray (Dani), Cindy Murray (Carla), and Kathy Sherman (Tim), along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren and his companion for the past two years, Becky Haywood. His generosity will be remembered by all who met him.
His daughter, Cindy, will officiate his Memorial Service on Sunday, December 11th at Noon at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89). A meal will follow the service at the Richland Area Community Center, 9400 East CD Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, 350 E. Michigan Avenue #20, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.