May 1, 1918 ~ June 29, 2008
In Loving Memory of Murray Joseph O'Toole 1918-2008
Murray Joseph O'Toole of Palos Verdes Estates passed away at 90 years of age, on Sunday, June 29. 2008 after a short illness. Born in New York State in 1918, he was the son of Mary and Ignatius O'Toole. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jary O'Toole, beloved nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Catherine O'Toole Graham and Rosemary O'Toole Coe.
He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, in 1942 and began his aeronautical engineering career in Southern California, working at North American Aviation for 35 years. He was well respected for his vast knowledge of aeronautics.
Mr. O'Toole was a valued member of St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach and served there in many capacities.
He was proud of his Irish heritage and always rooted for Notre Dame's football team and was dejected when his team lost.
Murray loved his God, his family, people in general, parties, traveling, airplanes and reading. He never quit learning about his faith and his profession.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Murray was a gentle soul!
Monday, July 7, 2008, Visitation Hours 4pm - 9pm, McCormick Mortuary, 1998 PCH, Redondo Beach. 310-7927580 Vigil @ 7pm
Tuesday, July 8, 2008, Funeral Mass, 1pm, St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, 1900 South Prospect Ave, Redondo Beach. Reception following in Church Hall.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008, Interment (Private) San Fernando Mission Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations to Murray's favorite Divine Mercy charity may be made. Make checks payable to; Divine Mercy, c/o St. James Catholic Church, 415 Vincent Street, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Enter "Divine Mercy" in Memo section.
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