Deceased June 26, 2013
Murray was raised on Long Island, N.Y. He followed his brother to Amherst, where he played varsity basketball all four years. At Harvard Business School, Murray graduated with the first class in a special Navy unit started at HBS. He served in the Pacific during World War II. Like most veterans, Murray rarely discussed the war.
After the war, Murray earned his C.P.A. degree. He worked in the finance and auditing departments of the Atomic Energy Commission for 25 years, starting in Oakland, Calif., then serving in Washington, Illinois and Nevada before reassignment to the Bay Area, where he eventually retired.
Murray’s childhood on Long Island Sound gave him a love of sailing, which he retained throughout his life. He was still able to “come about,” sailing solo, when he was well into his 80s. An avid bridge player, Murray was ready to “deal ’em” at any hour, day or night. He was an expert amateur carpenter and frequent traveler, and he loved to read, especially the classics. He had a great sense of humor, usually expressed quietly with an original choice of words making light fun of a situation. Murray was an easy companion, always patient and considerate of others, and a welcome guest at any social gathering.
Murray’s children and grandchildren include Mat ’69, Kristina ’08 and Nicole ’08.
Mat Green ’69