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Murray J. Werner, MD

December 14, 1940 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 76)
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Age 76, of Elmira, NY, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at his home after a round of golf, a game he loved. He was born on December 14, 1940 in Binghamton, NY, son of Dr. Irving and Freda Werner. Murray is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Annie; his two brothers, Richard and Donald, sisters-in-law, Gene and Lynn; his two sons, Dean and Ben, and his daughter-in-law, Cherie; his three grandchildren, Eryn, Jacob, and Nathan and many nieces and nephews. Murray practiced as an Ophthalmologist for 35 years. He received his medical degree from The Free University of Brussels, where he met his wife and fell in love. They moved back to the States with their growing family in 1974. Murray was a member of Congregation Kol Ami, a former board member of both Temple B’Nai Israel and the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and served on several committees of Arnot Health. Murray enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. He greatly enjoyed golfing, astronomy, photography, driving and traveling with his love Annie, whether to their cottage on Seneca Lake for the weekend or back to Europe to visit friends and family. Murray was constantly on the search for more knowledge and always ready with a helping hand or a joke for others. FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN CONGREGATION KOL AMI 1008 W. WATER STREET ELMIRA, ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 @ 1:00PM. RABBI OREN STEINITZ, Ph.D. OFFICIATING. INTERMENT TO FOLLOW IN TEMPLE B’ NAI ISRAEL CEMETERY, ELMIRA.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Murray’s memory to Congregation Kol Ami in Elmira, or to Arnot Health Neonatal ICU via the Children's Miracle Network 600 Roe Ave Elmira, NY 14905.



 Service Information

Funeral Service
August 13, 2017

1:00 PM
Congregation Kol Ami
1008 W. Water St
Elmira, NY 14905

Interment following funeral service
August 13, 2017

Temple B' Nai Israel Cemetery
, NY 14904

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