LAKE PLACID — Sylvester F. Murray, 86, of 185 Old Military Road, Lake Placid and formerly of Clifton Park, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at AMC-Uihlein Mercy Center.
He was born in Bedford July 6, 1923, the son of John Francis Murray and Mary Agnes (Leamy) Murray.
Mr. Murray had earned his masters degree in mechanical engineering and had worked in the research department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He served in the United States Army, 980th Engineer Maintenance Company, during World War II.
He is survived by two sons: Benjamin Murray of Colonie and Frank Murray of Homestead, Fla.; one daughter, Susan Murray of Saranac Lake; and one cousin, Jean Repec of Upton, Mass.
Calling hours were held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Susan W. Kenna will officiate. Burial will be at Memory Gardens in Albany at the convenience of the family.