Ross Murray - age: 98
(September 16, 1918 to June 15, 2017 )
Resident of Ukiah, California
On June 15, 2017 Ross Murray went to join his beloved wife Joyce in the Hereafter. Born in Brooklyn, New York he overcame a broken home to make it to Temple University and later moved to Hollywood, California where he worked as a dancer, skater, and extra in many classic films. He joined the war effort in 1942 and went on to pilot B-17 and B-29 aircraft while based in Roswell, New Mexico. After the war he went to work for CBS Radio as a sound engineer. He also found time to write numerous successful radio scripts for well-known stars. A move to CBS TV brought him acclaim and awards for pioneering video tape editing. It was while doing sound for the Carol Burnett Show that he met and married the love of his life, Joyce De Young, and upon retirement they moved to the Anderson Valley, where they enjoyed a loving and active retirement for 40 years, including his regular radio show on KZYX. A member of numerous organizations including the American Legion and the Mendocino Grand Jury he was always well-liked and a thoughtful citizen. He is survived by sons David Murray of Mariposa, California and Frederic Murray of Atascadero, California. He will be sorely missed and always remembered. A memorial service will take place on Saturday July 1st at 11:00 am at the Evergreen Cemetery off Anderson Valley Way in Boonville with a reception to follow at the Anderson Veterans Hall and Senior Center 14470 Highway 128 in Boonville.