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Long-time News Journal Reporter Molly Murray Passes Away at 61

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Molly Murray (submitted photo) Molly Murray (submitted photo)

LEWIS, Del.- Molly Murray, a Lewes resident who worked nearly 40 years as a reporter for The News Journal, died Monday, July 17 of pancreatitis, according to the newspaper.

Murray was 61. 

Murray worked for the paper since 1980, when she started as a government and court reporter covering Cecil County, Md. She will probably best be remembered for her coverage of environmental and conservation issues for the newspaper. She was a familiar face at government meetings dealing with such matters as redevelopment and zoning issues. 

The News Journal quotes editor David Ledford as describing Murray as a "great reporter who loved Delaware." He also described Murray as "smart, funny and respected by all who had the privilege of working with her. Molly will be missed."

Murray gained the respect of her fellow journalists, and served as a mentor for some, including Katie Peikes, a science reporter for WDDE, who said in tweet that Murray "taught me a lot as a fellow environment reporter. Talked with her at many pressers. She will be missed."

Phil Davis, business and politics reporter for the Annapolis-based Capital Gazette newspaper, said in a tweet Tuesday, "Molly Murray was a fantastic environment reporter @delawareonline. Delaware lost an ally yesterday."

Murray is survived by her parter of 35 years, Rob Davis, as well as her parents, daughter and brother John Sutton Murray.

Funeral arrangments have not yet been announced. 

 

 

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