He especially loved animals, and, as a boy, would go so far as to remove the caps from milk bottles so stray cats could lick out drops of milk.
Later, as a soldier in Vietnam, he was known for tending to stray animals that needed to be fed.
In Vietnam, Mr. Murr was a member of the 199th Infantry Brigade and received an honorable discharge in 1969. While active with the 199th's "Redcatchers," he served as a radio/communications technician, and was often the first to draw enemy fire because of the long radio antenna giving away his position.
For his service, Mr. Murr was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Vietnam Service Ribbon, the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal.
After returning from the war, Mr. Murr worked for 30 years as an electrical technician for RCA and later General Electric. In 1989, he started his own electronics company, Amptel, which he ran until his death.
One of Amptel's biggest clients was Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Mr. Murr especially enjoyed fixing televisions and video game systems for patients.
In addition to his sister, Mr. Murr is survived by his wife of more than 40 years, the former Josephine Betz; and, his brother, Dr. George A. Murr III.
A viewing will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 808 S. Hutchinson St., Philadelphia, with the funeral to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family recommends contributions to the oncology department at Children's Hospital, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia 19104.