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Leland E. Murdoch Jr.

May 26, 1931 May 29, 2018
Leland E. Murdoch Jr.
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Leland E. Murdoch Jr.
West Winfield, NY

Leland E. Murdoch Jr. of West Winfield passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

He was born on May 2, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan and was a son of the late Leland E. and Grace (Holmberg) Murdoch Sr. Lee was a graduate of Sidney High School where he was very involved in school sports and clubs. He was inducted into the Sidney Alumni Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Lee continued his education at Colgate University where he played football for the Red Raiders and graduated in 1953. He was also a member of the Lambda Chi Fraternity.

On August 28, 1954 in Lancaster, PA he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Bollman. They shared a blessed union of over 60 years, until Mary Ellen passed away on March 1, 2014.

Lee owned and operated Scotsglen Farms in West Winfield and drew great pleasure from his work. He served as a past President of the Cornell Cooperative Extension. Lee was also a past member of the West Winfield Masonic Lodge.

Lee was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family immensely and enjoyed spending his free time with them. He also enjoyed riding horses, reading, and had a great appreciation for the outdoors and nature.

Lee is survived by his children: a son, David Murdoch and his partner Sue Ratcliffe of West Winfield, daughters, Carolyn Wiswell and her husband Mike of West Winfield, and Margaret Al Mutawakel and her husband Ali of West Winfield, and a son James Murdoch of Laurens, NY. He also leaves his adored grandchildren, Suzanne Clark and her husband Rob, Brandy Pasquale and her husband Dave, Zayed Al Mutawakel, Nouria Al Mutawakel, Nicole Murdoch, Taylor Murdoch, Samuel Murdoch and Laura Murdoch. He also leaves four great grandchildren, Grace Clark, Elijah, Asher and Abram Pasquale, and step- great grandchild Robbie Clark. He was predeceased by a daughter Linda Murdoch, a sister Laura Murdoch Hawthorne, and a brother Daniel Murdoch.

Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Thursday May 31, 2018 at 11:30 AM, which will be held at the Huntley Corners Cemetery in West Winfield with Pastor Alan Miller officiating. There are no public calling hours. Arrangements are with the Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc. West Winfield.

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Huntley Corners Cemetery

South Road
Town of Planfield, NY

Huntley Corners Cemetery
South Road Town of Planfield NY

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South Road
Town of Planfield, NY

South Road Town of Planfield NY

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