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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 in Baltimore.

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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