Lloyd C. McMurdy

1927 - 2018

COOPERSTOWN – Lloyd Charles McMurdy passed away November 27, 2018, from metastatic multiple myeloma following a couple years at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. 

He was born January 22, 1927, to Lillie Roth McMurdy and Ollie McMurdy. In his youth he was active in 4H and sports, and graduated the top of his class in 1944 from Jefferson Central School. In late 1944 he was stricken with polio, which affected the use of his right arm. With all the challenges he faced, he coped with a smile and never felt disabled. 

In 1949 he graduated from Cornell University. He joined GLF – which became Agway – in the accounting department and began pioneering their large frame computer system. He worked as the Information Technology Manager for Agway Petroleum, retiring after 45 years to enjoy spending time with his family.

On October 29, 1955, Lloyd married Mary Sue Hedman. He was most noted as a gentleman. He was also a great provider, wonderful husband and father and loving grandfather. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Hedman McMurdy and a brother, Roy Arthur McMurdy.

Lloyd is survived by his daughters, Marjorie Anne McMurdy Struckle (David) and Cheryl Lee Kane (John); grandchildren Melissa Struckle and Danielle and Jeffery Kane; a sister, Lillie McMurdy Koenig; a brother-in-law, Edward Hedman; and many nieces and nephews. 

Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut Street, Cooperstown. 

At 3 p.m. there will be a funeral service with the Rev. Betsy Jay, Chaplain at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, officiating. 

The Service of Committal and Burial will be at 1 p.m. Monday, December 3, 2018, at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Dewitt. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Cooperstown Center for their excellent care of Lloyd during his stay there, as well as the Bassett Oncology Department. 

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Louis Busch Hager Cancer Center Fund, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY  13326.

Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.  

If you would like to send condolences to the family, send an email to Connell, Dow & Deysenroth. We will forward your comments to the family. If you would like to send flowers in memory of the deceased, contact Mohican Flowers at (607) 547-8822, or A Rose is a Rose at (607) 264-3100.