Murray Shumway, 80, of Garrett Avenue, a former salesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a veteran of World War II, died Thursday (Oct. 30, 1997) in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born in Niagara Falls and attended local schools.
Shumway joined the Navy in 1941 and was stationed in the Pacific during World War II on the aircraft carriers USS Cabot and USS Belleau Wood. He was honorably discharged in 1945 as a chief petty officer.
Upon leaving the Navy, he worked for R.J. Reynolds for 26 years. He then worked for Chisholm-Ryder as a traffic manager for 10 years, retiring in 1984. After he retired, he worked part time for Otto Redanz Funeral Home as an attendant during visitations and funerals for nine years.
Shumway was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher for many years and on the church council for five years.
He also was a member of the LaSalle Yacht Club since 1957, a social member of Niagara Frontier Country Club and a member of the Niagara Falls Traffic Club. Years ago, he was master counselor of the Masonic Order of DeMolay.
He enjoyed playing golf.
Surviving are his wife, the former Leita McNutt; a daughter, Patricia Knox of Grand Island; and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Zion Lutheran Church, 1010 Michigan Ave. Burial will be in Riverdale Cemetery, Lewiston.