A life-long Sidney resident, Murray E. Elsass, died Thursday, April 29th at Ohio Living Dorothy Love. He was born January 13, 1930 to Urban (Whitey) and Robbie Elsass. He is survived by Janet, his wife of 70 years, daughters Mona Glover (George) Cincinnati, Melissa Brandewie, Winter Haven, Florida and Melanie Elsass-Smith (Steve), Troy, Ohio. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Murray was the founder - owner of Urban Elsass & Son, an industrial scrap processing business, located in Piqua, Ohio. His business has provided scrap recycling services for over 66 years and continues to operate. He found much satisfaction in his work and continued going to the office through January of 2021.
Mr. Elsass took great pride in his community and was a member of several organizations. He was active in the Antioch Shrine, Sidney Rotary Club, Men's Choir of Sidney First United Methodist Church, American Legion and The Fraternal Order of the Moose. He also supported local arts and was a contributor to the renovation of the Historic Sidney Thétre.
Murray never knew a stranger and there were very few places he could go without seeing someone he knew. When taking a trip in Europe he came across a familiar face and for him the colloquialism of the world being a small place was very true. He loved being with people, had a very well-established social network and kept an eventful calendar well into his later years.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date determined by the family.
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