A Mass of Christian burial for John A. Murray Sr., a retired assistant manager of clothing stores, will be offered at 1 p.m. today at St. Lawrence's Roman Catholic Church, 5801 Security Blvd., Woodlawn.
Mr. Murray, who was 77 and lived in the Catonsville area for many years before moving to Myersville about five years ago, died Sunday at the Frederick Health Care Center after a long illness.
He retired because of ill health in 1976 after working for about five years at Hamburger's stores.
Earlier, he sold real estate for the A. L. Stromberg Co. and the Security Realty Co.
During World War II, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. shipyard at Sparrows Point.
Mr. Murray was born in Annapolis and reared in Catonsville. He attended the Johns Hopkins University.
In the late 1940s, he played saxophone with his dance band, the Cardican.
Mr. Murray had been a member of the Elks and the Holy Name Society.
He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Helen Strohecker; a son, John A. Murray Jr. of Myersville; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.