Miramar Memorial Services

8380 Miramar Mall, Suite # 105, San Diego, CA



January 2, 1951March 27, 2020

Paul F. Murray, 69, of San Diego passed away in his home on March 27, 2020. Paul was born in Bristol, CT on January 2, 1951, to Margaret E. (Malley) and Francis J. Murray. He attended Bristol Eastern High School and served as a medic in the Army during the Vietnam era. Paul was a registered nurse at Sharp Memorial Hospital for 34 years, and caring for emergency and trauma patients was his calling. He was a mentor to many nurses, a patient and family advocate, and he had a passion for integrative healing. Fishing, camping, gardening and traveling brought him joy. He loved life.

Paul is predeceased by his parents, his sister, Agnes “Annie” O’Shea, Livermore Falls, ME and brother Patrick J. Murray, Haddam Neck, CT.

Paul is survived by his sister Theresa “Terry” (Tedd) Johnson, Unionville, CT, his wife Susan, several wonderful nieces and nephews, and loving family all over the country to include Dan and Cathy Gross and Annie Gerhart of San Diego.

Memorial contributions are welcomed in Paul’s name to Sharp HealthCare Foundation, San Diego, CA. A celebration of Paul’s life will be held at a later date.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.



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Sergio Morquecho

May 3, 2020

I first met Paul at an AMR field care audit. Susan introduced me and they invited me to sit with them. I specifically remember that Paul telling me about the Sharp Experience! He was always willing to share how his experiences (on projects, etc...) could contribute to the field of nursing. Over the years we enjoyed working together in the trauma room and with multiple acute medicals. There are certain things that stood out about Paul, one is that he was acutely aware of the needs of family members and always kept them updated --that is who Paul was! Paul was a great resource: If he didn’t know the answer, he’d find it! Paul was also a positive influence in the ED and loved to work with new RNs. He was a wealth of information and never grew tired of sharing his stories. His smile lit up his entire face and brought joy and reassurance to everyone around him. My wife and I always looked for Susan and Paul at the annual Christmas party, hoping to get a seat at their table! We were saddened to hear of his diagnoses and even more saddened to hear of his passing. Paul, you will be missed but I take comfort in knowing, one day we will meet again!

Ellen Fleischman

May 1, 2020

When I think of Paul I picture him with a smile and a warm greeting. The last time I saw Susan and Paul we were all volunteering at Mama's Kitchen, such a fun surprise to run into them there. Paul was a great role model as a mentor and co-worker.. He was always a bright light in the ED and will be greatly missed.

Kerry Osullivan

April 5, 2020

Paul and Susan Murray were iconic symbols of what love should look like. Paul was such a rock, when my world was crushed and my heart was broken & I saw him he didn’t say much out loud but his eyes said soo much & he was a source of comfort during such a hard time.
I pray he is no longer suffering and in a better place & I hope Susan can find solace in her memories of Paul and a life well lived....
RIP Paul Murray

Marguerite Crump

April 5, 2020

Susan, one of my fondest memories of Paul was when Joe and I met the two of you and your mom and Ray at their cabin on Bull Shoals Lake in Missouri. Ray was getting on in years but really wanted to take us on his boat to check his fishing trot lines. Paul was so patient and sweet with him. That’s just who Paul was. He always seemed glad to see us, and we always felt the same way about him. You had a wonderful, rare love. How lucky you both were!

stephanie saladino-kreger

April 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Paul. I met Paul over 20+ years ago when I was a unit clerk in the Emergency Dept and left the ER to return back in 2009 where I once again had the opportunity to work with Paul. He remembered me and welcomed me back with a smile that Paul always had.

My last day at Sharp he gave me a Pocket Angel coin and told me that I will always have someone looking over me.

Meeting Paul is one memory of many that I will not forget. Heaven gained a wonderful Angel.

Hugs and prayers to Susan and the Murray Family.

Rest in paradise Paul you will be missed .

Tom Venditti

April 4, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He and Susan were two of my favorite Sharp Memorial ER Nurses. Paul was always upbeat, kind and respectful to the EMS crews. He will be missed by many. My deepest condolences go out to Susan, and the rest of Paul's family. May he rest in peace.

Trisha Del sol

April 4, 2020

When I started out as a volunteer then rookie trauma HCP Paul was so kind to me. An excellent mentor, patient and steady , willing to take the time to help me learn the ropes. I loved working with him in the trauma. Rest In Peace Paul. Your were so kind to so many. To Susan, my condolences. U had an amazing life partner and I know you will miss him dearly. Love 💕 to you. Trisha del sol

Charley Anderson

April 3, 2020

Paul was such a positive influence in the ED. I would often ask him to walk new RNs through a trauma and he never refused. His smile lit up his entire face and it would bring peace and reassurance to all. He was a wonderful man and had the respect and love of all those around him. I miss you Paul and take comfort in knowing one day we will meet again.

Wayne Johnson

April 3, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul. I met Paul and Susan in the early 80’s at Sharp ER. His big heart and gentle soul will be missed. His patience and caring for not only his patients but for us learning the practice of patient care was unmatched. His laugh and sense of humor will always be with me. Love you Susan, and Paul Rest in piece my friend...

Christine May

April 3, 2020

Oh my God, Susie, my heart is breaking for you! I only met Paul a few times, my memory of him is how happy he made my friend Susan, and the wonderful adventures they shared. So much love and many prayers!


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