Our beloved father, Andrew "Andy" “Gump” George Murin passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on June 15, 2023. He was 83 years old.
Dad was born to the late Andrew and Rose Murin, in Whiting, Indiana, and moved to Colorado when he was a child. He graduated from Golden High School in 1957 and joined the Army just after graduation. On April 28th, 1962, he married the love of his life, Joyce White. Shortly after, he became a State Patrolman with the Colorado State Patrol and served in Colorado Springs and Grand Junction before retiring after 28 years of service. While busy with the patrol and our farm, he still found time to work with the Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, and created many fond memories there.
After retirement, our dad and mom tended to their peach orchard and traveled to many wonderful places together. During their retirement, they lived in Georgia, Fort Morgan, CO, and settled in Thornton, CO.
Dad was a long-time member and past president of the Colorado Postal History Society and a member/volunteer at the Rocky Mountain Philatelic Library.
Our dad loved spending time with his friends, old and new. He enjoyed collecting items from postal and railroad history; road tripping to vanished post offices; and traveling to Europe and to the South. Dad loved cooking, baking, listening to music, and going to the symphony. He was fond of playing golf, fishing, gambling, and watching his favorite sports teams. Above all, Dad loved being with his family, and his family loved being with him. He always had a smile on his face and a friendly greeting to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his four daughters Christine, Susan, Jennifer, and Andrea; sons-in-law Fletcher and Dean; sisters Sheila, Sophie, and Rosemary; brother John; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sister and brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Joyce, their daughter Carolyn, and his parents.
“A true treasure of a man has left us, but our fond memories of Andy will last forever.”