ALBANY - Louis "Lou" H. Murnighan, Sr., 87, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Teresian House, surrounded by his loving family.
Lou was born on August 25, 1932 in Albany, NY and was the son of the late James and Agnes (Faivre) Murnighan. Lou was a 1950 graduate of Vincentian Institute and served in the US Navy during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Yeoman Third Class.
Lou's life was the travel business starting with TWA as a ticket agent and afterwards he continued as a travel agent independently and for various travel agencies. He later taught classes in Travel and Tourism at Mildred Elley School of Business before retiring. Lou made numerous trips to Bosnia with relief supplies in the 1990's visiting many refugees as well as many catholic pilgrimages to Medjugorje. He loved music but most especially spending time with his family.
Lou is survived by Martha (Hine) Murnighan, his loving wife of 66 years; his devoted children, Donna Kucskar (Mike Casey), Deborah (John) Reles, Lou (Brenda) Murnighan Jr., Denise (Pete) Rinella; his two brothers, Charles (Jo-Ann) Murnighan and Eugene Murnighan; his seven cherished grandchildren, Paul (Jacqueline) Kucskar, Michelle (Mike) Hagmann, Kelly (Calvin) Snyder, Lisa (Edward) Romanzo, Justin (Maria Simone) Murnighan, Alyssa (Robert Puzier, and Nicholas (Christy) Rinella; six adored great grandchildren, Avery Kucskar, Owen and Keegan Blakesley, Nolan and Mackenzie Romanzo, and John Puzier and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend gratitude to the 5th floor staff at the Teresian House for their loving and compassionate care at this difficult time.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family at the Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery.
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