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Son of Faculty Member Murray Passes Away in Fire


KENOSHA, WI (December 16, 2007) - Memorial services for Ryan Murray, 35, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home.

Murray, the son of long-time North Park University faculty member Neale Murray and his wife, Marilyn, died Friday in Boulder, Colorado, from smoke inhalation when the trailer he was living in caught fire. Authorities say the accidental fire probably started when candles ignited nearby materials.

Neale Murray is the interim director of the NPU School of Music. He taught art for many years at the University and served as chair of the Humanities Division.

Visitation for Ryan Murray will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Hansen-Lendman Funeral Home. Messages of condolences may be sent to the Murrays at 8830 Lakeshore Drive, Pleasant Prairie, WI, 53158.

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