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Ronald Murad

Ronald Murad

Saturday, April 21st, 1923 Thursday, September 19th, 2019

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Obituary for Ronald Vincent Murad

On Thursday, September 19th, 2019, Ronald Vincent Murad, (age 96) died peacefully at his home in Germantown, Maryland. Born April 21, 1923, in in Utica, NY, to the late Samual and Ramza (nee Abbache) Murad. Beloved husband of 70 years to Gloria June (nee Dippold) Murad. Loving father of Stephen (Paula) Murad of Germantown, MD. He had seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He is also loved and missed by Connie Price of Cape Coral, FL. He was preceded in death by his sons Michael Paul and Matthew James Murad in 1999, and his brother George and sister Mary Brightenstein. He proudly served in the US Army Air Corps (later know as the US Air Force) from 1942 to 1945 as an Aircraft Propeller Mechanic, 9th Bomb Group In 1951 he graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering. From 1954 to 1962 he worked for IBM in New York, NY, and Bethesda, MD. In December 1962, Ron joined NASA in Washington, DC, as Chief on the Apollo Mission. In 1972 He became head of Shuttle Data Communications and Instrument Systems for the shuttle programs. He retired in 1979. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am on Friday, October 11th, 2019, at Mother Seton Catholic Church, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd. Germantown, MD 20874, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Mother Seton Catholic Church
    19951 Father Hurley Blvd
    Germantown, Maryland
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 11th, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Mother Seton Catholic Church
    19951 Father Hurley Blvd
    Germantown, Maryland
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 11th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    13801 Georgia Ave
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, October 11th, 2019
    1:00pm

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