James P. Murray, Jr., 78

James P. Murray, Jr., 78, of North Bethany Beach passed away on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.

He was a true patriot, serving as a captain of the United States Air Force Reserve during the Korean War. Murray was a graduate of Yale University and the Georgetown University Law School. Murray retired from the United States government after 35 years of service as a deputy general counsel of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He was a member of the District of Columbia Bar and had previously been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Norma Powell Murray; three sons: James P. Murray III, Andrew J. Murray and John Murray; two daughters: Nancy Ruppert and Janine M. Gately; a sister, Ruth E. France and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Route 26 in Bethany Beach. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Murray’s name to: St. Ann’s Catholic Church; 691 Garfield Parkway; Bethany Beach, DE 19930.