Bishop George Murry S.J. Death – Dead: George Vance Murry S.J. Obituary

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George Vance Murry S.J. Cause of Death | His Excellency, The Most Reverend George Vance Murry S.J. has passed away. He died on June 5, 2020.

Bishop George Murry S.J. death was first announced on social media. George Vance Murry S.J. Cause of Death is Leukemia. He died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York City, while receiving treatment.

In April 2018, Murry was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He received chemotherapy treatment at the Cleveland Clinic. On September 4, 2018, Bishop Murry returned to work part-time at the Diocese and a press conference was held in the parish hall of Saint Columba Cathedral that morning. On May 26, 2020, Murry requested to resign as bishop after his leukemia returned in April.

Very sad to hear about the passing of Bishop George Murry, S.J., former chairman of the @usccb Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

George Vance Murry S.J. was an American prelate of the Catholic Church and member of the Jesuit Order. He was the Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown from 2007 until his death. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago from 1995 to 1999 and as the bishop of the Saint Thomas in the Virgin Islands from 1999 to 2007.

George Vance Murry S.J. was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1948. He originally belonged to the African Methodist Episcopal Church but converted to Roman Catholicism when he was a child while attending a parochial school in Baltimore, Maryland. He later attended Camden Catholic High School.

George Vance Murry S.J. did undergraduate studies at St. Joseph’s College in Philadelphia and St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. In 1972 he was admitted as a member of the Society of Jesus. After completing his period of novitiate in 1974, he went on to obtain a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a Masters and Doctorate in American Cultural History from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was ordained a Catholic priest on June 9, 1979.

We appreciated the fulfilled life lived by His Excellency, The Most Reverend George Vance Murry S.J., please leave a condolence message in his honor below. May his soul rest in peace.

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