Herman Haskell Murray, affectionately called “Harold” was born on December 3, 1937 in York County, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Samuel B. Neely and Willie Lee Murray.
Herman moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at an early age, where he received his high school education in the Philadelphia School System.
As a young man, Herman attended Christlike Pleasant Green Faith Baptist Church. He later came to Salem Baptist Church and joined under the direction of Pastor Marshall Mitchell.
Herman met and married Ella Rogers on November 27, 1987. He has two daughters, Adrienne Francois and Tonya Murray Glass, and one son, Brian Murray.
Soon after High School, Herman enlisted in the United States Air Force. He went on to attend the United States Armed Force Institute in Japan, the Air Force College Program, LaSalle College, and Oklahoma University.
Early in his career, Herman received his F.C.C. Radio and Television License for Broadcasting. He was the first African American in 1965 to work at NBC-WRCU-TV from April 1965 to June of 1965. Moving to CBS KYW T.V. News Radio, Herman worked on the Michael Douglas Show and Eyewitness News Team. He also worked on the 6pm and 11pm Evening News, as a news Editor. He was employed by KYW-TV3 for 35 years.
Herman love his family and babies. He also loved to cook! Everyone knew that he loved watching old cowboy movies, wrestling, the history channel, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and listening to good jazz music such as Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson.
Herman was preceded in death by his parents Samuel B. Neely and Willie Lee Murray; stepfather, Bank Stowe; daughter, Adrienne Francois; sister, Eleanor Owen; brother, James Stowe; brother-in-law, Rev. Neil Feggans; sister-in-law, Sherone McKay; nephews, Jamal Stowe, Kenneth Stowe, and Kevin Brown.
On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, God called Herman home. He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Ella Rogers-Murray; children, Tonya Glass (William II), Brian Murray (Edna); grandchildren, Tiffany Hatcher, William Glass III, Tyler Glass, Diana Nieves, Briana Murray, and Benton Murray; sisters, Brenda Brown and Diane Stowe; brother, Carl Stowe (Reita); sisters-in-law, Annie Stowe, Carolyn Mays, Christine Feggans, and Joan Terrell; brothers-in-law, Leon Holt and Robert Holt II; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Special Family who were very close to Herman: Ralph and Susan DiCocco, Candace Carter, Michel and Denise Young, Dan and Gay Carrie, William and Susan Kaufman, Eric and Tammy Baker, Robert and Lisa Cesario, Michael and Bridget Nicoletti.
Special Thanks to Brenda Brown and Candace Carter.
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