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Murray Galinson (1937-2013)


Murray Galinson — Earnie Grafton

Murray Galinson — Earnie Grafton

Murray Galinson the philanthropist, community leader, and lifelong Democrat died unexpectedly, January 3, 2013.

The Union-Tribune reports that “Galinson is survived by his wife, Elaine, three children and eight grandchildren. No details were immediately available on memorial or funeral arrangements.”

“A wonderful man who committed his talents and resources to making life better for the citizens of the city he loved. We also loved him and will greatly miss him.”
Bob Filner, Mayor of San Diego

“You may not have known him, but you should know we have lost one of our finest – ever.”
– George Mitrovich, president of The City Club of San Diego

“My wife, Lynn, and I are greatly saddened by the unexpected death of our friend Murray. We’ve had the privilege of being included in many of the political and civic-minded events he and Elaine have hosted in their home. And I’ve had the great privilege and great honor to know him, work with him, and in many ways, to learn from this wise, kind, and thoughtful leader.

“Murray was a huge influence on our community because his business and political acumen were as great as his sense of civic duty, and because his huge heart guided his tremendous generosity.

“When life in politics became lonely, I could always count on Murray’s good sense and good humor to encourage me. I was honored to have his support in every one of my political campaigns, but the bigger honor was being able to call him my good friend. I will miss him very much.”
Scott Peters, CA-52

“He was a one of a kind: a great leader, a great humanitarian and a great statesman.”
– Steve Smith, the former dean of Cal Western