Robert P. Murray
3 October , 1939 – 31 July , 2019
Robert P. Murray, age 79, resident of Naples Florida for the past twenty years, passed on July 31, 2019. Bob was born on October 3, 1939, to James and Margaret Murray in Brooklyn, New York. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Loretta as well as three children: Robert Murray, Jr of Cupertino, California, Kimberle Lowry (K.C. Lowry) of Naples Florida and Craig Murray (Marielida) of Merrick, New York, 7 Grandchildren Thomas, Kelly, James and Jake Fortunato, Ashely, Heather and Christopher Murray, 2 step grandkids Niko and Alexi Lowry, and 2 great grandchildren TJ and Joseph Fortunato. After serving in the US Navy and Marine Corps, Bob went on to be a lifelong Long Island Rail Road executive for 32 years.
Bob retired to Naples to enjoy his sailboat and the easy life. Apparently, Bob did not know how to say no to a few organizations that needed a little help. Before he knew it he was he was serving as a Collier County Planning Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Smart Growth Advisory committee. He just couldn’t say no to becoming president of the East Naples Civic Association after chairing their Scholarship Committee and serving as managing editor of their monthly newsletter.
Bob also found time to be the president of the Friends of the Park at East Naples Community Park, president of two condo associations, president of the Collier County 4-H Club Foundation and be a member of the Kiwanis Club of East Naples as well as the Community Emergency Response Team of the East Naples Fire and Rescue.
But wait, there’s more….
He was a member of board of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for many years and served as co-chair of the Chamber Alliance and was heavily involved in the Public Policy committee, helped form and lead the Collier County Foreclosure Task Force, graduated Leadership Collier in 2005, and volunteered at Shadowlawn Elementary School.
In 2008, Bob was named the East Naples Citizen of the Year and was honored in 2009 as a recipient of the Jefferson Award for Public Service, a national award created in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to establish a Nobel Prize for public and community service.
Needless to say we are confident he has already signed up for volunteer work on the other side. Bravo Bob on a life well lived.
- A Gathering of Friends and Family Saturday, 10 August , 2019
- Remebering a Life Well Live with Military honors Saturday, 10 August , 2019
Robert P. Murray
Jack Fulmer (Adjutant Marine Corps League Naples, Florida)
7 August 2019
The U.S. Marines, Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and Associate Members of the E. T Brisson Detachment #063 of the Marine Corps League in Naples, Florida, hereby salute and recognize Marine Robert P. Murray for serving God and his country by becoming a United States Marine. We honor his memory and valiant service to our Corps and our great Nation. Please accept our heartfelt sentiments as a token of our esteem and admiration of his L’Esprit du Corps. Semper Fidelis.
Mrs. Josephine Bonnici
6 August 2019
It was an honor & pleasure to meet & know you. Thank you for all the wonderful years of service, time & energy you gave to the community. all with the love of your life, Loretta, at your side. Job well done my friend. Rest In Peace!