Obituary of Maurice Tick
Maurice Tick, recently of Albany, died on Wednesday June 7, 2017, at the age of 89, after years of courageously resisting declining health. Known as Murray or "Moish," he was born in the Bronx, on January 25, 1928, and grew up in old New York Jewish neighborhoods for which he maintained a livelong love and interest. Murray served in the U.S. Army in 1946-47 in the engineer corps and military police. Though in love with education and learning, Murray left college to help his parents operate the Zion Kosher Delicatessen in the Bronx. Later he spent a career in retail sales management and catering, practicing generous hospitality throughout his life. He retired to Florida in the 1990's and was blessed with a long rest until illness overtook him. With Sharon, his wife of 68 years, Murray moved to Albany in September, 2016 to be close to their family and died at home in their midst. Though plagued by numerous setbacks and tragedies, and famous for saying he was "miserable," he labored throughout life to provide for family and help friends. He was an extremely hard worker and devoted family man and employee. He was known as a man of integrity and honesty who never complained but did what he had to to take care of his loved ones. His wife, Sharon; and his three sons, Edward, Paul and Eugene, survive Murray. Ed and Paul have lived in Albany for decades. Gene lives in Bushkill, Pa. He is also survived by grandchildren, Gabriel, Sappho, Daniel and Joshua; and great-granddaughter, Stella. He was joyous to spend his last months in the midst of family
. Murray's funeral will be held at Elmwood Hills Cemetery, Troy, on Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. The weeklong period of mourning will be observed at Murray's home, Avila Senior Residences, Apt. 301, 100 White Pine Drive, Albany. Visitors and friends are invited to the home this Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. Murray was a passionate supporter of his son Ed's non-profit organization for helping veterans, Soldier's Heart, soldiersheart.net. Those wishing to remember Murray in a special way are requested to offer donations in his memory. Socrates said, "No harm can come to a good man either in life or after death, neither does God forget him." Righteous, devoted, self-sacrificing and silently strong, Murray Tick was a good man whose memory and example will not be forgotten.