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Dr. Meredith 'Bud" Murray Jr.

October 5, 1930 October 12, 2018
Dr. Meredith 'Bud" Murray Jr.
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Dr. Meredith “Bud” Murray Jr., age 88, of River Forest, IL, died peacefully on October 12th at home with his family at his side. Bud was born to Dr. Meredith and Marie Murray, née Ryan, Oct 5, 1930, and grew up in River Forest. He graduated from St. Luke Grade School, Fenwick High School, the College of the Holy Cross and Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Bud married Janine Morency the younger sister of his closest childhood friend. Bud and Janine lived in River Forest, where they raised their three children. Following medical school Bud served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps on a Navy destroyer after the Korean War, living for a short time in California with his young family. He returned to River Forest and established a successful medical practice in neighboring Oak Park where he spent more than 40 years, delivering thousands of babies, in what he called the happiest area of medicine. During his many years in practice he was on staff at West Suburban, Oak Park, and Loyola hospitals. After his wife Janine’s death Bud married Sheila Clements with whom he lived out his retirement traveling, playing golf and enjoying time with their many grandchildren and friends.

Bud was always close to and is survived by his “big sister” and only sibling, Sr. Jean Murray OP, the former President of Rosary College, now Dominican University. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 35 years, Janine Morency Murray. He is survived by his second wife, Sheila Clements Murray, his children: William (Susie Cahill), David (Donika) and Janine Beatty (Steve), and his grandchildren: David, Alana, John, Michael (Sharyn), Maria and Katie Murray; Meredith (Jesse) Binkley, Samantha (Austin) Barnes and Christopher Beatty. Bud is also survived by Sheila’s children: Julie (Dan) Harper, Katie (Randy) Tuma, and Bill (Julie Plaut) and Mike (Ann McIntyre) Clements, and her grandchildren: Nicole, Annie (Matt Slaman), Kelsey, Elise, Ian and Kevin Tuma; Dan, Kathleen and Sarah Harper; and Janie, Nora, Martin and Nieve Clements as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitations Sunday October 14th, 3pm to 8pm at Drechsler, Brown & Williams, 203 S. Marion St. Oak Park. A celebration of his life and Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, October 15th at 11:00am at St. Luke Church, 7600 W. Lake St, River Forest. Internment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Rush University Alzheimer’s Disease Center or Catholic Charities.

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3:00 PM 10/14/2018 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

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11:00 AM 10/15/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/15/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S Wolf Rd
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S Wolf Rd Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Catholic Charities

721 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654

Rush University Alzheimer’s Disease Center

600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612

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