Calling Hours:
Monday, January 27, 2020, 9:45-10:45am
Gathering Space of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday, January 27, 2020, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial with committal prayers and military honors rendered
by Greenville VFW Post #3374 will be in St. Michael Cemetery

Nelson Eugene Murrin of Mentor, OH passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.  He was 88.

Born June 19, 1931, in Greenville, PA son of Mary Ardell (Eisenman) and Gerard “Jud” Michael Murrin.  Nelson had a lifelong love of education, graduating from Sacred Heart Seminary in Girard, PA in 1950 and from Gannon College in Erie with honors in 1955.  He later earned his Masters of Arts from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1970.

Upon undergraduate graduation, he served in the Army military police in Trieste, Italy where he met his wife, the former Antonia Angela Miani in April 1956.  They married there on October 12, 1957 and were devoted companions for 54 years until her death in 2012.

Nelson retired from Mentor High School in 1985 having taught English for 30 years.  He was a proud member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks becoming Exalted Ruler of the Willoughby Lodge in 1972 and District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler for the Elks Northwest North District of Ohio in 1977.  

He leaves behind his brothers: William Murrin (Carol) Hermitage; Thomas Murrin (Teresa) Greenville; Michael Murrin (Chris) Sharpsville; and Lawrence (Joy) Raleigh, NC; his sisters: Elaine Gaus, Greenville; Gene Marie Murrin, Greenville; Margaret Moder (William) Hermitage; and Anne Portz (Matthew) McMurray, PA; 13 nephews and nieces; three grand-nephews and two grand-nieces. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Anne Dupal Murrin; two brothers Richard Murrin and Rev. Donald Murrin; son John Franco Murrin, brother-in-law Daniel Gaus; and sister-in-law Cori Murrin.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville.




  1. Dominic Pregi Dominic Pregi
    January 27, 2020    

    My Deepest Sympathy and Prayers for the family and friends during this difficult time. May he find eternal Peace.

  2. Kathy L. Merritt Kathy L. Merritt
    February 13, 2020    

    My deepest sympathy for the family of Nelson Murrin. So sorry for your lose. I will miss him very much. He would come in where I worked and we talked about how he met the love of his life. I will miss those talks. We at Petitti’s will miss him very much.He was a very sweet and thoughtful man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  3. Noreen Turk Noreen Turk
    February 16, 2020    

    To the Nelson Murrin Family:
    I was very sad to hear of the passing of my special friend, Nelson. He was a very devoted, caring and thoughtful man. I will miss him coming into our office for his nail care appointment with me. He always talked about his sweetheart Antonio, the love of his life. I would bring him a bottle of his favorite wine on the holidays and he was always so appreciative. I will miss him so much! My deepest sympathy and prayers, to all his family.
    Noreen Turk

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    February 25, 2020    

    We will miss. Nelson very much. We loved him and enjoyed cleaning his home. Molly maids

  5. Deborah K Dittebrand Deborah K Dittebrand
    February 27, 2020    

    Mr Murrin was my homeroom teacher at Mentor High School and my 10th grade English teacher. We reconnected when I started working at his local bank. I stopped by to visit him at his home on occasion. He was such a sweet man. I will miss driving by his home to see if the door was open to welcome visitors. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be misses.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 26, 2020    

    I just called the Mentor Police to check on Nelson.
    I was quote saddened to hear of his passing.
    My deepest sympathies to his entire family.
    I met Nelson in 1995, when I bought my first Nissan Quest from him. We immediately became friends.
    I installed the roofing & siding on his home in 1999.
    I would bring him milkshakes whenever I would visit with him. Nelson bought my 26 year old son
    a Barney doll when he was 5 years old.
    He was such a wonderful & sweet man, & a true friend.
    I will miss my friend dearly.
    He is happy now, be abuse he is back with his beloved Antonio.
    Neil S. Wolfe
    440 487 0887

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 26, 2020    

    That’s “because” he is back with Antonia.

  8. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 4, 2020    

    Oh goodness….I accidentally found this obituary….That explains why I have not received returned correspondence from USA from him….I was just about to call Uncle Nelson from Australia….to see if he is ok during this Covid-19 crisis…My heart aches to hear of his passing….My love goes out to all his family in USA….A wonderful, kind gentleman who looked after my aunt (my mother’s sister) so well and with so much love…We take comfort that he is with the love of his life – Antonia (“Antonietta”)….
    Jenny (Argene), John, Yvette and Justin Krizmanic

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