Life Story: Keith Murray, 43; Former Somerset County Sheriff’s Officer

Keith Sean Murray was born in Somerville, New Jersey on August 29, 1974. He was raised on Elm Street in the village of East Millstone in Franklin Township, New Jersey by his parents Douglas Arthur Murray (deceased) and Carol Olsen Murray (deceased). Keith passed away at his home in Hillsborough, New Jersey on April 10, 2018. He is survived by his older sister Kimberlee Murray-Steinbruck, his brother-in-law Michael Steinbruck, and his nieces Hope and Erin Steinbruck, all of East Millstone.

Keith graduated from Somerset County Vocational and Technical High School in 1992 and later the Somerset County Police Academy. He served as a Somerset County Sherriff’s Officer until 2009 when mental illness prevented him from continuing work. Keith had previously worked as a Somerset County Correction’s Officer and 911 Dispatcher. On his better days Keith was charming and funny with a sarcastic sense of humor. He loved his family, his country and his community. He was a faithful, smart and helpful person who loved to serve his community. He was a volunteer fire fighter when he was younger and was always eager to help out in crisis situations.

Prayers for Keith and his family are appreciated. A wake will be held on Friday, April 13th from 4pm-8pm and a service on Saturday, April 14th at 10 AM both at Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton (http://gleasonfuneralhome.com). Repast to follow the service. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to New Jersey Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NJ/NAMI) at:

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