James L. Murrin

March 14, 1936 - December 1, 2003

03/14/1936 - 12/01/2003

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Visitation
Thursday December 04, 2003
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Cemetery
Friday December 05, 2003
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Service
Friday December 05, 2003
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Visitation
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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MURRIN, James L. "Jim", 67, of Stone Church Road, Wheeling, died Monday December 1, 2003 in
Wheeling Hospital.
Jim was born March 14, 1936 in Wheeling, a son of the late Earl L. and Catherine E. Dunn Murrin. He was a retired self-employed carpet installer, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Elm Grove Eagles Aerie 1891, a member of the IOLA Club, Wheeling and was an Army Veteran of the Korean War, serving in Company A, 19th Infantry, from 1955 to 1957.
Jim was also a coach in the Wheeling area for over 35 years and was a member of both the Wheeling Park and Wheeling Central High School Boosters. He was a former president and coach of the Elm Grove Baseball Association, where he coached every age group; was a former head coach of the Wheeling Central J.V. Baseball Team and assistant coach of the Central Varsity Baseball Team. In addition, he coached 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade football and basketball at St. Vincent de Paul School and flag football at the Y.M.C.A. in Elm Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley A. Smith Murrrin in February, 2003; a brother, Donald Murrin and a sister, Catherine Boyles.
Surviving are his three children, Catherine Anna Cassi and her children, Ciana, Michael and Kasey, all of Wheeling, James L. Murrin II and his wife Cheryl and their children, Julia, Natasha and Samantha, all of Galena, OH and Timothy Earl Murrin and his wife Lori and their children, Brady, Hans and Trenton, all of Wheeling; a brother-in-law, William Boyles of Dundee, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-9 pm Thursday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove, Wheeling, where vigil services will be held at 7:30 pm Thursday evening. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 11 am Friday December 5, 2003 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Elm Grove, with the Rev. James Lacrosse S.M. as celebrant. Entombment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum, Wheeling.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling.

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Jim Noel
8 years ago

Jim and Shirley were good friends of mine for many years in Elm Grove Baseball. I moved away to Harrisonburg, VA a couple of years before Jim and Shirley’s passing. I’m so sorry to finally hear of their passings. My condolences to the family. They were special people and what they provided for the kids of Elm Grove, will probably never be truly appreciated. They are sadly missed by anyone who knew them.

Janelle Johnston Ferrell
8 years ago

Kathy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find peace in knowing your parents are in a better place and loved you all very much. My Aunt Nancy, and Aunt Kathy both called me to tell me of your loss. Holidays can be very tough on people who have lost family. Best wishes to all of you. And I hope to see you this July at the Murrin reunion. Janelle, Jeff, and Jennifer Johnston

Monika Hood
8 years ago

Kathy,

I am deeply sorry about your father. He was a great man. Just think over the years how many lives that he touch and helped. Both of your parents were wounderful people.

Always,

Monika Patton Hood