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Austin Paul Murray

Austin Paul Murray, M.D., 84, died on Dec. 30 in Malibu. 

Austin was born in Girardville, Pa., in 1933. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Jefferson Medical College followed by internship; General Surgery Residency at VA Hospital and Ophthalmology Residency at Jefferson. He practiced ophthalmology in Philadelphia for 38 years.  

In 1989, Austin was a contributing author to “Tradition and Heritage, A History of Thomas Jefferson University.”

Austin moved to Maliibu in 2012 to be with his children.

An avid reader and tournament bridge player, he loved music, travel, cars and especially people. 

“Beautiful Malibu nurtured and made his later years full and abundant,” a loved one said. “His love of dogs, love of the outdoors and his wonderful Malibu Senior Center friends contributed to his longevity.”

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Joan; children Tiffany, Tracey and Austin, as well as their spouses and four grandchildren; brother John Murray, M.D.; and sister Marcia Cooke.

Mass will be held at noon on Jan. 27 at Our Lady of Malibu Church (3625 Winter Canyon Road).

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Project Night Night (which creates packages for homeless children in the country, or the Performing Animal Welfare Society (