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Kathy Muller Anselmo

Georgia, I was shocked and saddened to read of Paul's passing. I know what a blessing his life was to you. His memory will be a treasure by those who knew him. Please accept my deepest condolences. Kathy

Dr Dennis Stuehr

Sorry to hear Paul passed away. I first met Paul late at night at a hotel pool table. We were both attending a large meeting of scientists, and I can still see him in my minds eye, a confident and dapper young guy with long straight hair, cutting a ball into the side pocket. Then a few years later, I realized he had gone on to be hired by Cleveland Clinic where I was also working and running a research program. So we had some great interactions over the years, never about science, but on politics and sports. I remember playing golf with Paul on courses when we crossed paths at other science meetings, he always took his golf seriously, but was clever and hilarious in the process.

Manju Bhat

Hi Georgia, I am so sorry to hear this news. Paul was a wonderful boss and a great mentor when I started my first job at the Cleveland Clinic. I will cherish his guidance and mentorship. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

Larry Murray

Paul and I met on the squash court and from that point, he would introduce me as his little brother with that never ending eye twinkle. For a few years, we played epic singles battles before lunch and enjoyed some doubles successes too as Murray and Murray. Paul was always ready to discuss any topic with great interest, knowledge and openness. He listened completely and carefully explained. I learned something each time. His work at the Clinic, the differences between research and clinical practices, personality traits in doctors and top applicants for the clinic’s research oriented Med school. His work bridging new relationships between the Clinic and the VA, so impressive! I am proud to have been one of his many friends. We should have insisted he run for public office. He knew the details and fixed a lot of things quietly. When asked, is it better for a Murray to claim to be Irish or Scottish? The answer depends of course on the audience. Paul would say his branch of the family came from an island in between – indeed there’s a small Murray Isle, and large enough for cormorants. After an outing at the dermatologist, he diagnosed me as sharing his SIS condition, Shitty Irish Skin, his laugh came easily and often. I remember him being even happier than those little terriers that he walked around Gates Mills! Georgia picked so well -what a gem!

Peg Gift

I remember meeting Paul shortly after Georgia and Paul’s first date. He had a big smile on his face when he saw Georgia and I thought this could be the one for her. Dick and I have so many wonderful memories over the past 27 years with the Murrays. Paul was always so kind, soft spoken, and brilliant. We will miss him and will be praying for Georgia and know Paul is watching over her. Peg

Robert Hamer

Back again, having a hard time navigating this web page. Childhood friend with Paul and Steven, I'm at rshamer@comcast.net. I also worked with Paul's mom Louise at the post office ....reach out if you want to talk! So sorry about your loss......he was always such a cool older brother as we grew up!!! You are in our thoughts and prayers....Robert!!

Robert Hamer

Hello, I'm Robert..........I've lived here on Amelia Island for the past 20+ years.I lived right next door to Paul and his younger brother Steven ( we were best buddies) in Woburn as kids growing up. Paul was always hitting golf whiffle balls between our houses as kids.I wish I you guys were heree

Jean and Jim Bingay

We all leave a footprint upon the lives of others. Paul still shines brightly in our memory as a very kind a d gentle man. Oh how much better the world would be with many more souls like him. You were most blessed to have shared your life with him. May that blessing sustain you now dear Georgia. We wish we could give you deep hugs but please know that we pray for you and for Paul. Peace of the Lord and so much love- Jean and Jim Bingay

Darrell Austin

I could not have a better brother in law than Paul. He treated Georgia like a queen and was forever supportive of our family and Georgia’s kids. He is perhaps the brightest person I have ever met. And to top it off, he was humble and civil to everyone. He left us too soon. We will miss Paul’s wit and charm. DA

Charley Marston

Sue and I have fond memories of our neighbors and have missed you both. Georgia, I am the Eucharistic Minister this Sunday at St Christopher by the River and we will have a 🙏 prayer for you and Paul. Your Friend Charley

Jim Naylor

Paul was a gentle, kind, thoughtful man. I greatly enjoyed my friendship with him at KCC and through service together at Fieldstone Farm TRC. He will not be forgotten.

Mark Hill

Paul went straight to heaven! loved playing golf with him. he was gentle, empathetic, really smart and a unique sense of humor. prayers are with Georgia and family.

Mike de Windt

Georgia, so saddened by the news of Paul’s passing. Though not having seen him in recent years so fondly remember our golf games at KCC. Paul was simply one of the most kind and gentle souls I’ve known. I look forward to celebrating Paul in June.

Marie-Odile Parat

Paul has been my mentor and gave a great start to my career. I am deeply sorry and will always be grateful for his believing in me.

Anne & Dick Ames

Georgia..we were so sorry to hear about Paul passing...We loved dining with you both at Hunt Club during summer pool nights.. Paul fought the battle several times and he seemed to have a least 9 lives, and lived them to the fullest and in high spirits thanks to you. Dick and I had the highest respect for him and will miss his beautiful smile and wisdom. We send our love to you and your family! Xo

Bill and Kathy O'Neill

Ohh what a sad day. Paul was so fun, focused bright and committed to everything he did. He made a difference in all he did and in the lives of those who loved him. We send all our love and support in the months to come. Love to all of you!

Todd Locke

Georgia, please know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. I regarded Paul to be a close friend always, and I especially valued his advice to me while I was President of the Hunt Club. He will be truly missed.

scott mueller

Georgia, I am so sorry for your loss. Paul always had the warmest, kindest smile. A truly kind man.

ERIC AND CAROL BLUM

Carol and I will deeply miss our friend Paul. He was a true gentleman of high character, superior intellect, sharp wit and wry humor. I had the privilege of serving with Paul on the AIEC from 2016 thru 2018 during the challenging time of litigation with Omni and the ground-breaking of the new Ocean Clubhouse. Paul’s contribution was invaluable. I admired and respected Paul. To Georgia and Family, we send our love and prayers that you find peace and know in your hearts that “For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.”

Joe and Kathy Mahovlic

Georgia, We hope you can take solace knowing Paul is in a better place. Our deepest sympathy to you at this time . Love, Joe and Kathy Mahovlic

Janis Cieri

Paul is 2 yrs younger than me and we were always very different from each other. He was a chubby baby, I have pictures, and then Paul was always thin. He was a great baseball player and had his hat on all the time. He was always moving unless he was studying or reading, even in elementary school. He was very disciplined and became a golfer and a runner. He seemed to excel in everything he did. I was the rebel and he definitely was not. When he left for college, he was happy and excited. He loved college and learning. He had major muscles when he came home for summer breaks. He actually worked construction and would be very tanned. I teased him about that for years. Sooner after he was learning 24/7. He had his calling in medicine and put his all in it. Always. I called him the golden boy because he was just a perfect son who became a great and giving man. I will miss my little brother and he will remain in my heart forever.

Derek S. Damron

so sorry to here the news--he was very instrumental in my training at Cleveland Clinic that got me a faculty position in academia at Kent State University--he will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family

Frances Bates

I send my love and sympathy. Paul is missed, but will long be remembered. "In the extremity of darkness, look up and see the stars."

Pat Baker

Georgia, I pray for you to have peace and comfort during such a difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Chris Moravec

Georgia, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul was a wonderful friend and colleague, and I've wondered these past years how you were doing. Thank you for sharing the sad news.

John and Debbie Baechle

Paul will be missed. He always had a smile for everyone, but if you had a dog the smile was wider. I’m sure he is happy now and reunited with Millie. Our prayers are with you Georgia and with your family.

Ellie McGrath

Georgia, My love and prayers are with you.

Sherry Harrell

Dear Georgia, My heart breaks for you during this especially difficult time. I've asked God to bless you with strength to get through this. With much love and concern for you, Sherry Harrell

Linda Davis

Georgia, please know that you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers in the loss of Paul. He was a special person.

Paul Alan Murray

2022-04-25

Paul Alan Murray, 73, of Amelia Island, Florida passed away on April 25, 2022, at the Community Hospice in Fernandina Beach, Florida.
He was born on September 12th, 1948, in Woburn, Massachusetts to the late Louise and Henry Murray. As a youth Paul was raised with his four siblings and attended Boston College High School. After graduation he attended the University of Michigan where he received a B.S. and Ph.D. in Human Physiology. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow for three years in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also completed a one-year Interdisciplinary Program in Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Paul’s professional experience involved forty years of research in academic medicine. He served on the medical school faculties at Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he was the Endowed Chairman of the Center for Anesthesiology Research and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
Upon moving to Cleveland Paul met the love of his life on a blind date. Georgia and Paul were happily married for twenty-five years. They enjoyed living in Gates Mills, Ohio with their family, dogs, many friends and country lifestyle. Paul was involved in the community there as a volunteer and was well liked by all. Paul was an accomplished skier and skied on four continents. Georgia and Paul traveled extensively and enjoyed golfing and skiing together.
Upon retirement, they settled in Amelia Island permanently where they had a second home for many years. Paul loved the island lifestyle and got involved in the community there.
Paul leaves behind his wife, Georgia Austin Murray; sister Janis Murray Cieri; stepdaughter Sara Nuttall (Jeff); three granddaughters Hayden, Kathryn, Leah; stepson Nathaniel Stonehill; brother and sister-in-law Darrell and Susan Austin and Ginger, his furry family member.
A Memorial Service will be held privately in Cleveland, Ohio in June.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Nassau Humane Society, 639 Airport Road, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

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