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Virtual services to honor Cpt. “Stub” Murray

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Virtual services are planned for this Wednesday at 1 pm to honor Captain Murray “Stub” Aldrich, a former longtime city of Cortland firefighter and WWII veteran who passed away last week after 93 years of life.

No calling hours will be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private family time at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home will be followed by a special procession to the St. Mary’s Cemetery for Cpt. Murray’s burial.

Members of the community can then join the service on Wright Beard’s public Facebook page, with requires no login or membership to access.

Donations are being accepted to St Mary’s School, 61 N Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.

Last week, Capt. Murray’s casket arrived back in town to a special honoring ceremony by members of the city fire department and other local emergency officials.

See footage from below posted to Facebook by the Cortland Professional Firefighters Association:


It’s never an easy thing to bring a brother home. Today we escorted Captain Murray “STUB” Aldrich to Wright-Beard funeral home. Stub was a retired Captain of the City of Cortland Fire Department and a World War II veteran. Thank you for your years of service. Funeral arrangements are attached.

Posted by Cortland Professional Firefighters Association on Thursday, April 16, 2020

(Click photo for additional information from Wright-Beard)

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