A. Murray Cornelius

The following obituary appeared here on Legacy.com http://http//www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=A-Cornelius&pid=168437055  
A. Murray Cornelius, 94, of Collinsville, Illinois, passed on December 4, 2013. Murray and his family resided in Rye, New York, for 28 years, and he taught RHS band and orchestra.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces Band during WWII as a tubaist and arranger. Murray was a dedicated and inspirational educator who also arranged and wrote many musical compositions. He greatly enjoyed playing various instruments in many community organizations.

Murray is survived by his wife Irene of 68 years. Others left to honor his memory include daughter Karen (Joe) Getty; daughter-in-law, Linda Cornelius; grandchildren, Cadence Cornelius (Eli Eijadi), Alex Getty, and Christie Bjornsen. He was preceded in death in 2010 by his son William Cornelius.

Murray's gentle nature, optimistic spirit, and innate talent will be greatly missed by his family.


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