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Paul Murray

June 11, 1954 — March 31, 2021

Paul Murray

Paul Edward Murray, 66, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Bellaire, Michigan, on March 31, 2021. Paul was born in Tecumseh, Michigan in 1954, son of Dr. Robert Murray Jr. and Virginia Knuth Murray.

Paul studied his undergrad at Kalamazoo College and went on to obtain his master’s degree in Vocational Education from Western Michigan University. For many years, Paul worked as a real estate broker. He also started his own business – The Evergreen Club – which focused on personal well-being.

Paul was very passionate about living a holistic lifestyle, promoting clean energy, enjoying local recreational activities like skiing and sailing, and he was also a skilled craftsman and artist. Paul was a fixture for many years at area farmer’s markets. Paul was active in promoting the goals of area organizations such as Oryana and Wagbo. Paul will be remembered as a creative, inspirational, gentle soul, and he will be deeply missed by many.

He is survived by his beloved wife Lydia Wielenga Murray; daughters, Hana (James) Pavlov and Erin Murray; granddaughters, Clementine and Clarabelle Pavlov; brothers, Robert (Edit) Murray III, Mark (Mary) Murray and Peter Murray; and his stepmother, Mary Fraser Murray.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of Paul’s life will be held on Thursday, August 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Shanty Creek's Beach Club Association. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to GroundWorks (groundworkcenter.org) or the Manna Food Project (mannafoodproject.org).

Arrangements are in the care of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com

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