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Murray Sanders, 76, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2023, surrounded by family. Murray was born in a Displaced Persons Camp in Europe to two Holocaust Survivors.  After moving to the United States as a young boy, Murray’s parents settled in Buffalo, NY, where he was raised, married, and started a family.

Murray was a devoted and loving father.  His sons, and later, his grandchildren, were his pride and joy.  He was always willing to lend a hand, in any way he could, when his family was in need.

He was friendly, generous, always willing to give the benefit of the doubt, and he never spoke ill of others. Murray was a dog lover and never left home without some dog treats in his pocket.

Murray’s Jewish faith and heritage was an essential part of his identity and he especially loved having Shabbat and Yom Tov meals with his family.  He was also a fixture at the Temple Beth El Shabbat and daily minyan until he moved to the Jewish Home.

In his later years, Murray struggled with Parkinson’s Disease, but even as his health declined he approached each new day with a positive attitude and continued to bring smiles and happiness to those around him.

Murray is survived by sons Jonathan (Michele) Sadik, Paul (Vesna) Sanders, and Scott (Shannon) Sadik, grandchildren Benjamin (Sheva), Talia, Abigail, Teo, Kennedy, sister Carla Blumenthal, nieces Mara and Shayna and longtime partner Nikki LoRe.

Graveside Services will be held on WEDNESDAY March 22, 2023 at 11 AM in White Haven Memorial Park (210 Marsh Road in Pittsford). CLICK HERE for a map to the cemetery.

Friends and family are asked to gather at the Main Entrance. A procession will follow from the Main Entrance to the grave.

The family will sit Shiva at the home of Jonathan on WEDNESDAY March 22nd from 4 – 8 PM and FRIDAY March 24th 2023 from 12 – 3 PM at 44 St. Regis Drive North in Brighton. Mincha/Maariv Minyan will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7 PM. CLICK HERE for a map the Jonathan’s house.

The family will sit Shiva at the home of Paul on THURSDAY March 23rd  from 4 – 8 PM and MONDAY March 27th from 4 – 7 PM  at 77 Fairmeadow Drive in Brighton. CLICK HERE for a map to Paul’s house.

The family will sit Shiva at the home of Scott on SUNDAY March 26th from 4 – 6 PM at 45 Glenhill Drive in Brighton. CLICK HERE for a map tp Scott’s house.

Donations can be made in his memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

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