Murray A. Prescott Sr., 83, a longtime Garrison resident, died on Feb. 22.
He was born Nov. 5, 1937, the son of Walter and Marion Prescott. He met his future wife, Barbara, at the roller rink in Peekskill, where he said it was love at first sight, his family said. Barbara died on Sept. 19.
Murray spent 56 years in Garrison and was a life member of the Garrison Volunteer Fire Co., serving as chief for many years. He owned and operated Murray’s Service Station on Route 9D before joining Vanguard Tours in Ossining as a mechanic. After many years with Vanguard, he returned to Garrison to be head custodian at the Garrison Union Free School until his retirement in 2002. Murray served in the Army National Guard from 1957 to 1961.
He is survived by his children: Murray Prescott Jr. (Cathy); Patricia Walsh (Billy), Nancy Prescott and Linda Grossman (Scott); his grandchildren: Melissa Falloon (Ralph), Michael Prescott, Jessica Prescott (Fred), Amanda Walsh, DJ Grossman (Briana), Corey Grossman (Shannon); and his great-grandchildren: Kylie Falloon, Dylan Falloon, Aiden Grossman, Addilyn Grossman, Colton Grossman and Timothy Touhey. He also is survived by his brothers, Walter Prescott (Irma) and Wayne Prescott.
A private graveside service will be held at Cold Spring Cemetery. A tree may be planted in memory of Murray via the Clinton Funeral Home site.
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Murray’s whimsical garden was the subject of many paintings and photographs over the years by artists who came to Garrison Art Center and Garrison’s Landing. I knew him as a kind neighbor in the ten years I worked at the Art Center. The Landing won’t be the same without him. So long, Murray.