Donald J. Murchie, 92

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BRUNSWICK — Donald J. Murchie, 92, of Brunswick died Nov. 30 at Parkview Hospital.

He was born in South Portland on May 30, 1919, the son of William and Alma Murchie. He graduated from Woodbridge High School in New Jersey and the R.C.A. Institute in New York as well as from the Air Corp Pilot training program.

During WWII he was a B-52 pilot and a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany.

On January 19, 1943, Murchie married Edith C. Peterson in Colonia, N.J. He worked for the Valentine Fire Brick Co., the Stulz-Sickles Steel Co., was a partner in a BMW automobile agency, and later was a manufacturers representative for Wescott Steel Co.

In 1984, Murchie and his wife moved to mid-coast Maine.

Predeceased by his wife Edith, he is survived by his sons Donald John Murchie Jr. of Sackville, N.B. and William Thomas Murchie of Richmond, Va.; daughter Rev. Linda Lachesnez of Highland Park, N.J.; five grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

No funeral services will be held.

Donations in Murchie’s name can be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011 or to the Pine Tree Society, 149 Front St., Bath, Me 04530.

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