Mr. Murray Eyler
Mr. Murray W Eyler, 89, of Gettysburg, Pa.,
and former long-time resident of the Rocky Ridge
area, died Saturday, Jan. 15. He was the husband of Ruby L. Turvin Eyler,
whom he married on Oct. 16, 1946. Born July 4, 1910, in Emmitsburg, he was a
son of the late Ammon B. and Iva Mort Eyler.
Mr. Eyler was a member of Mount Zion "Haugh's"
Lutheran Church, Ladiesburg. He devoted his life
to dairy farming, operating the family farm in
Rocky Ridge. In his younger years he was
employed by the Western Maryland Dairy milk
plant; he was also employed by Howard Johnson's
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in
World War II, and was discharged as a staff
sergeant. During his military service he
received many decorations and medals including
the Bronze Star, World War II Victory Ribbon,
European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon
and the American Theater Ribbon. He was very
active in his community, was a life member of
Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Co. and a member of
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Emmitsburg. He
loved hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by
one son, Murray Thomas Eyler and wife Sandra
Faye; two daughters, Linda Jenkins and husband
Robert, and Judy Pierce and husband Butch; eight
grandchildren, Murray Stephen Eyler, Jonathan
Marcus Eyler, Sarah Jane Turvin, Sarah Elaine
Jenkins,Diana Leigh Jenkins, James Edward
Bradford, Melissa Gail Bradford and Michael
Bradford; one great-grandson, William Joseph
Bradford; two brothers, Roland Eyler and wife
Hilda of Lewistown, and Tunnie Eyler of
Walkersville; and one sister, Ruth Fraley of
Catoctin Furnace. He was preceded in death by
two brothers, Raymond and Reno Eyler; and two
sisters, Helen McGraw and Maye Ardinger.
Interment was in Mount Zion "Haugh's"
Lutheran Church Cemetery.
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