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Murray J. Pink

March 5, 1952 ~ January 19, 2019 (age 66)

Murray John Pink, age 66, died on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at his home in Bath Township, MI.  He was the first of six children born to William C. and Elaine Pink in Hampton, Iowa, on March 5, 1952.

In 1970 Murray graduated from Hampton Community High School before attending the University of Northern Iowa.  He moved to Michigan to attend Grand Valley-Davenport College in Grand Rapids becoming a paramedic in 1981. Murray then continued his education earning an associates degree in emergency medical services.  His first job as a paramedic was in the Detroit metro area. After a few years, Murray took a paramedic job in Osceola County and later became the EMS Director for that county until the early 1990’s.  He then worked for Eaton Rapids EMS and drove a truck regionally for National Truck Brokers before taking a job at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing as a ground transport paramedic in 1998. In 2008, he made a career move to Sparrow’s in-house emergency room where he worked for another 10 years.

In his younger days Murray loved being involved in theater productions, dabbled in photography which included his own dark room, and was an excellent vocalist, pianist and saxophone player.  In more recent years, he enjoyed spending time with friends and his self-proclaimed “grandchildren” attending various events in the area.

Murray was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.  He is survived by one brother, Charles Pink; four sisters, Marilyn Pink, Christine Beadles, Janet Pink, and Nancy Taylor; along with five nieces.

A time to pay your respects and remember Murray will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home in St. Johns, MI on Monday, June 10, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the evening.

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