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Obituary: Edward John Mure 1958-2016

Edward John Mure

Edward John Mure

Mure, Edward John, 57, of Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away on January 21, 2016. 

Born in Tucson in 1958, Ed was raised in Phoenix and the Verde Valley.  Upon graduating from Mingus Union High School in 1977, he joined the U.S. Navy to serve his country from 1977 to 1984.

Ed trained as an Electronic Technician, where he served in Pearl Harbor, HI; Mare Island, CA; and Great Lakes, IL.  In addition assigned to the U.S.S.  Mount Baker ammunition ship, where he sailed the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf. 

Ed also traveled to Italy, Greece and Lebanon.  During his service he received the following honors:  Navy Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and Good Conduct Medal.

Upon leaving the Navy, Ed resided in Phoenix where he acquired additional electronics training.  In 1992, Ed returned to Cottonwood and was employed for 24 years with Griffith Enterprises as a wiring harness assembler, creating parts found in various commercial, military and aerospace aircraft.

Ed's passions were science fiction, reading novels, playing interactive video games and attending Star Trek conventions.   

Above all, Ed enjoyed his extended family and loved to share the holidays with his nephews.

Ed is preceded by his parents Henry and Elaine Mure, survived by his sister Mary, brother Tony and sister-in-law Colleen, four nephews: Mason, Jake, Tony and Wesley. 

Services will be held on Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 700 N. Bill Gray Rd.  Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the church building fund.

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