Lawrence Murtagh

Lawrence H. Murtagh Jr.

Wednesday, June 20th, 1928 - Friday, July 19th, 2019
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Lawrence H. Murtagh Jr., 91, of Rotterdam passed away on Friday July 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at Albany Medical Center. Born in Plattsburgh, he was the son of the late Lawrence H. and Bertha (Conroy) Murtagh Sr.

He was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady. Lawrence served his country in the US Navy. He was employed as a manager of maintenance for the General Electric Company in Schenectady. Also, during his time with GE, he was working at the Malta Test Station testing engines.

Lawrence was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a workaholic and would help anybody he could. He was very mechanically minded.

His favorite pastimes were camping in the Adirondacks, traveling across the country and abroad, and listening to music of all genres taking every opportunity to dance. He enjoyed playing the drums.

Lawrence is predeceased by his wife Doris (Collins) Murtagh and two daughters Cynthia Murtagh and Susan J. Murtagh (Late Larry Washington) and four sisters Dorothy, Ellen, Jean and Patricia.

He is survived by his children Lawrence E. Murtagh (Margaret) of Rotterdam, Jeffrey S. Murtagh (Rita Jane) of Duanesburg, Mark A. Murtagh (Nancy) of Scotia, Michele L. Slowey-Ogert (Marshall) of Eagle Bridge, NY, Michael J. Murtagh (Kathleen) of Glenville, Laurie A. Kownack (William) of Burnt Hills, Daniel P. Murtagh of NYC and Lisa M. Murtagh of Rotterdam along with 18 grandchildren,16 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Lawrence will be Saturday July 27, 2019 at 11AM at the Bond Funeral Home 1614 Guilderland Avenue Schenectady. Calling hours will be Friday evening 6-8PM at the funeral home.

Interment with military honors will be in Vale Cemetery in Schenectady.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society 1 Marcus Blvd #104 Albany, NY 12205.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 26th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, July 26th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 27th, 2019 11:00am
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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    Rev. John Califano
  • Interment

    Vale Cemetery
    State Street
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Lawrence Busino

Posted at 08:17pm
Mr. Murtaugh was a neighbor and friend to my father Frank Busino. I can remember those two in the back yard spinning tails and downing a few beers along the way.
My first memory of Larry was when I came to their home as a young boy and he was cutting his son's Larry's hair in the garage. I waited until he was done and then we did boy stuff.
A good man who had a full life. May his journey continue with Christ as his companion.

Larry Busino
York, Pa.

The Home Depot MET

Posted at 09:20am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Laurie, Bill, Justin, Evan, Jess, Matt, Jack and H

Posted at 08:59am
You will be dearly missed. May you rest in peace. Our memories will forever endure of you dad/pop-a-peela. We love you.
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Posted at 07:43am
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Marshall Ogert

Posted at 06:39am
Twenty five years and a ton of great memories and knowledge that only my own passing can take away love 💕 forever Marshall

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