Murray S. Wohlfarth

January 9, 2019
Murray S. Wohlfarth

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Murray S. Wohlfarth, 86, of Williamsburg, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

Murray had a beautiful singing voice, and sang for the wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a teen.
She had planned a career in show business, and was going to attend The Pasadena Playhouse, but instead she fell in love with Robert Wohlfarth and married him. Their marriage lasted almost 60 years, until Robert passed away. She worked as an Office Manager for the family business Amberger & Wohlfarth. When she wasn’t helping the family business she was serving as a judge and on the Board of Directors for the Miss MD Pageant. Not only did she serve as a judge but also was a travel companion to the Miss America Pageant for the pageant winners. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Murray was an artist and when she had free time she could be found writing or sewing.

Murray was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Wohlfarth, and brother Everette Severe. She is survived by her sons James B. Wohlfarth and wife Nikki Chantal, and Thomas P. Wohlfarth and wife Diane Leopold; daughters Susan J. Wohlfarth and husband Larry Sainato, Heidi W. Kerr and the Late Nelson R. Kerr Jr. COL. USAF Ret., and Amanda A. Wohlfarth; sister, Doris Bruffey; and grandchildren, Erica Williams, Christina Sainato, Jeremy Simms, Brian Simms, Lara Whiting, Preston Wohlfarth, Harrison Wohlfarth, and Christopher Wohlfarth.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg.


Sunday, January 13, 2019
2:00 PM

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4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • January 10, 2019
    Kimberly Grimm Weimer says:
    I’m sending love and my deepest condolences to all of the Wolfarth family. Murray accompanied me to Miss America in 1990 as my traveling companion. We had so many laughs. I can still hear her contagious laugh as I think of her. She took great care of me during the 19 days we spent together. My God wrap his loving arms around her family. Rest In Peace Murray.

  • January 12, 2019
    Cynthia Chapman Belton says:
    My sincerest condolences to you Susan, and your family. Your mother carried such great beauty and talents which never left her, much of which were transferred to you. May she Rest n Eternal Peace.

  • January 12, 2019
    Lora Applegarth says:
    My deepest condolences to you and your family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers...

  • January 12, 2019
    Blair, Courtney, Clare, Ben and James Severe says:
    We will miss you Aunt Daidy, Your countless acts of love and kindness touched our lives in so many ways! Through your love, care, advice, and generosity of spirit, you made us and the world a better place. We will miss you.

  • January 12, 2019
    Barbara Kerr Howe says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family.