Elisabeth (Bursch) Murray

Elisabeth (Bursch) Murray, 80, formerly of Birdsboro, died October 13, 2018, at Penn State Health – State Joseph, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Bremerhaven, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Hans and Elisabeth Bursch. She was married for sixty years to the late James H. Murray who died in 2016.

Elisabeth was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Birdsboro.

Elisabeth was the mother of three children: Diane, wife of William Colby of Birdsboro, John, husband of Cheryl (Swenson) Murray of Medford Lakes NJ, and her late son, Kenneth James Murray. She was blessed with six grandchildren: Ryan, Kristen, Peter, Abigail, Hannah and James. She is also survived by her brother, Hans Bursch of El Cajon, California.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to: Kenneth J. Murray Memorial Scholarship in c/o Barley Snyder LLC. P.O. Box 942, Reading, PA. 19603. (Check payable to Kenneth J. Murray Memorial Scholarship)

The family thanks Rosalind Piper, Roxanne Rosado and the staff of Assured Assistance for their devotion to Elisabeth’s care.