Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
Justin J. Murtz, 93, of Newburgh, Ind., died at 5:52 p.m. Nov. 5, 2006, at Angel River Health & Rehabilitation Center, Newburgh.
He was born July 16, 1913, in Cleveland, to Albert and Catherine Fox Murtz. He was married to Thelma Rasch, who died in 1970.
Survivors are three sons, Larry (Charlene), Sidney, Albert, Silverado Canyon, Colo., and Justin Jr. (Marsha), Fairport, N.Y.; two daughters, Claire (Ted) Shoemaker, Dublin, and Mary (Gary) Erdy, Boonville, Ind.; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He retired from the Public Transit Authority for the City of Cleveland, where he was a second-generation bus driver. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving as a corporal in World War II.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Anthony E. Cutcher officiating. Burial with graveside military rites will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday at Miller-Long & Folk Funeral Home, High Street Chapel, St. Marys.