Kyle M. Murray Posted: 2020-02-28 12:54:24

Kyle M. Murray


Kyle M. Murray, 23 of Lake in the Hills, died suddenly, February 26, 2020
Kyle was born May 24, 1996 the son of Ronald and Carolyn (Cornwall) Murray. He graduated from Huntley High School in 2014 and later attended Elgin Community College and Loras College. He could brighten any room and went out of his way to make people feel good. He loved golfing, grilling, and making people laugh. He was a loving boyfriend to Megan and the best dog dad ever to Charlie. He was a devoted son, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
Kyle is survived by his parents, Ron and Carolyn Murray, his brother, Connor (AJ Kutches), grandmothers, Alice Cornwall and Judith Murray, his uncles, Brian Murray and John Cornwall. His girlfriend, Megan Jennings and beloved Charlie. Also survived by many loving cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Cornwall and Ronald Murray and his amazing Aunt Wendy.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 5, 2020 10:00am at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Association at
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Jimmy, Anna and Christine Cornwall 2020-02-28 13:53:47

Our deepest condolences to Carolyn, Ron, Connor, Alice and Judy. This is a terrible loss to all who knew him. We love you all.

Bob and Cathy Del Carlo and family 2020-02-28 14:04:15

There is little left to be said about a wonderful young man taken from this world long before his time. Our prayers and love go out to this family. This young man will sorely be missed by all who knew him and will be a great loss by those that never got the chance.

Flores Family 2020-02-28 14:11:31

Gone but never forgotten. Kyle would always have a smile on his face and would brighten a room. He has one of the kindest hearts. He will be missed dearly. Prayer and love out to his family and friends. Smile bright, Kyle. We miss you!

Brett & Jenifer Strauss 2020-02-28 14:21:17

There are no words that can express our sorrow for the unexpected loss of Kyle. Ron, Carolyn and Connor we pray that God gives you strength and comfort through this. We pray for healing and peace as Kyle is with our father. We will be here for you all, always.

Kym Symbal 2020-02-28 14:24:13

Those we love dont go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, But always near, So loved, so missed, So very dear. I am very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to all of you❤

Dean Costopoulos 2020-02-28 14:26:00

We cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but we would like to offer our prayers and condolences to you and your family. May fond memories of your son bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were able to have and smile at the fact that you were able to share these before he passed away. In this tough time in your life, may our friendship, sympathy and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Ron LaMorte 2020-02-28 14:40:06

Holding you close in my thoughts and wishing you moments of solaceat this time of grieving. Words can't express how saddened I am for you and Carolyn. Kyle was an amazing young man; he will be missed.

Mimi and Tom Byrnes 2020-02-28 14:53:03

We join in your sadness and sorrow . Your loss of Kyle is heart breaking.

Deana Kramer 2020-02-28 15:00:30

Keeping all of you in my prayers at this difficult time.

Craig and Sharon Celia 2020-02-28 15:10:18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ron, Carolyn and Connor, along with other family and friends that knew Kyle. No words can truly express our sorrow, but know Kyle is looking down on you all, with comfort and peace.

Geoff and Anda Sutton 2020-02-28 15:21:24

Our sincere condolences to the Murray family. We're thankful we got to meet Kyle and have his as a neighbor, he was always happy and active. May he rest in peace.

Renee Wesley 2020-02-28 15:32:33

Ron and Family-- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Kyle. He was truly a person who could light up the room the minute he walked in and that positivity will be a void in everyone's life that he touched. It won't be the same without him here, but no that each and every day he is looking down and watching over everyone that he touched. My thoughts and prayers go out to you guys, the rest of the family and the friends that knew Kyle. Much love ????❤

The Ober Family 2020-02-28 15:44:35

Although we didn't know Kyle, we wish we could have. We're positive he was just as amazing as his mom, dad, and brother. You all are in our thoughts and our prayers. Keep the memories of Kyle close to your heart and share them often with each other. May those memories bring you smiles and laughter and comfort your soul.

Laura & Rob Wierzba 2020-02-28 15:50:22

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Annette Seiler 2020-02-28 16:05:37

So sorry for your loss, God has another beautiful angel ????????

The Duppler Family 2020-02-28 16:12:35

Our thoughts and prayers with the entire family. Kyle was a great kid and an example for all caddies to strive to be like. We will all miss him.

Jackie and Steve Miller 2020-02-28 16:39:53

May God comfort you all in this time of loss.❤️

Deb Vanderploeg 2020-02-28 16:41:24

Words cannot express how very sorry I am to hear about the passing of your son. It is a pain parents should never have to endure. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!

Martha 2020-02-28 16:43:45

May memories of Kyle and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. You have my deepest sympathy.

Bob Headley 2020-02-28 17:10:19

Both Chris and I are so sorry for you and your family. You and your family are in our prayers. May god surround you and your family in his arms with comfort and strength to get through this time.

Terri Dellamaria 2020-02-28 17:52:26

Sending Love and prayers to you Carolyn, Ron and Connor...Kyle’s love undeniably surrounds you.

Darin, Sara, Tyler and Liz Ross 2020-02-28 18:07:40

Ron, Carolyn, Connor and Megan, there are no words to express the sadness and heartache we feel for you all. You are all family to us and this one hurts. Know that we are beside you all in this time of grief and walk with you as we remember Kyle for all the good times we have shared. Kyle was a special young man and will surely be missed by everyone whose lives he has touched. May you all find peace and love in the memories and cherish them forever. Kyle is smiling down on you all. We Love You all very much! RIP 24

Sharon Eckart 2020-02-28 18:14:53

My dear friends as it has been said by so many my heart aches in the loss of your precious son Kyle. My thoughts and prayers are with you everyday. He is not gone as Billy Graham has said he has only changer addresses and he is now held in the loving arms of our Lord. May God send his comforter to you and your family to help you all through this sudden lose and may he hold you in his tender arms forever!

Don & Debi Parke 2020-02-28 18:33:44

Ron, Carolyn and Connor. There are no words to express our sorrow for the sudden loss of Kyle. Please know that you are all in our prayers and thought during this very painful and sorrowful time

Walt and Dottie Eissmann 2020-02-28 18:40:06

To all the Murray family Words cannot express how this news hit us . We all have grandchildren and this just shouldn’t happen . Our love goes out to you Judy and all your family . Sounds like God in his wisdom took Kyle to join him . We Pray for understanding and peace for all of you ????????????????????????????????

Carmen Lamela 2020-02-28 18:48:01

My deepest condolences to the Murray family. My God bless you and be with you in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick and Nancie Cornwall 2020-02-28 19:04:41

There are no words sufficient to express our sadness. His passing leaves an emptiness in the lives of all who knew and loved him. May the many memories in your heart comfort you at this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shakira Fitzgerald 2020-02-28 19:17:38

Kyle was the light to all of our lives. There was Never a dull moment when you’re with him. Words can’t even describe the pain behind this loss. It was truly unexpected & beyond devastating. His smile, loving spirit and caring heart will FOREVER live on. My thoughts, prayers and love are with the Murray family to get through this tough time. I pray that you all find peace. To Kyle, rest peacefully, gracefully and eternally my dear friend. Golf until you can’t golf anymore and take plenty of pictures of the sky with that shiny Nikon of yours. Rest Easy. I’ll never forget you.

Todd and Kelly bailey 2020-02-28 19:33:26

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Jim & Linda Ross 2020-02-28 20:37:30

Dear Ron, Carolyn and Connor Our hearts are broken in two for you all ???? An amazing bright light here on earth dimmed and went dark this week. But an even brighter light lite up the sky as a new Angel flew home to heaven to be with God. They say our loved ones never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, memories and the love left behind. Kyle was an amazing young man who lived and loved life to the fullest. Everyone he touched was truly blessed. Keep those wonderful happy memories close to your hearts and know he is your guardian angel looking down with that contagious smile telling you he is ok. Find comfort with family and friends as you walk through this difficult time. Fly high with the Angels Kyle until we meet again Prayers to all and to Meghan and hugs to “Charlie” Love Jim & Linda Ross

Joel Barrett 2020-02-29 00:35:17

Kyle this will be the hardest thing for me to write so far in my life. The pain we are all feeling is suffocating. You was not just my best friend but you was my hero. The Joy the you’d bring to every situation was admirable and kept me going a lot of the time. The random videos you’d send me of you rocking out to my music would bring me out of any funk I was in. You’re timing was impeccable. I’ll always love you bro and you’ll never ever be forgotten. I just wish I got one more day with you. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Murray family. I pray for peace in your household during this difficult time

Pohl Family 2020-02-29 06:55:12

This is an enormous loss. We are deeply saddened by the news of Kyle's passing. Our thoughts are with the Murray family during this terribly sad time.

Terry Dane 2020-02-29 07:24:52

Such a sad loss for the family and a sad loss for Elgin Country Club. Kyle only caddied for me a few times but he was personality plus, a real genuine kid. Very sorry to hear of this tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers will go out to Kyle's family and his girl friend Megan.

Mark O’Meara 2020-02-29 08:05:01

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. The loss of a child is horrible and unexpected. The only thing we can rely on during this hard time is the love of Christ and the knowledge that someday you will be reunited in his kingdom. Praying for your family during this rough time.

Alex telez 2020-02-29 08:45:59

My condolences to the Murray family. Kyle, You were the best friend anyone could ask for so happy and full of energy, you could brighten a room with your smile. A young man taken to soon from all of us. We will always keep you close to our hearts Kyle. Love you man

Amanda Melone 2020-02-29 08:47:00

I’m so sorry for your loss. If I can do anything let me know.

Lesa and Brian Hahn 2020-02-29 08:49:53

God decided to take a walk in his garden and he picked his best flower... Kyle, it's hard to even comprehend how hard you fought for your life but may your soul rest in eternal peace. Carolyn and Connor, mum Judy Murray, our deepest condolences to you and the entire family. May you find comfort in God. Gone too soon kyle, IT IS WELL...

Julia Schmid 2020-02-29 10:55:59

I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace ~

Bob, Sandy, Amy, Cameron and Ally Dion 2020-02-29 13:24:23

Ron, Carolyn, Connor and family - we are so saddened by the passing of Kyle. He had an infectious smile and joy about him. Also a great persistence to throw that wicked curve ball. May he be hitting endless fairways and greens above. Our deepest sympathies to you in this time of pain and sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike & Kim Tuttle 2020-02-29 14:52:00

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I can’t imagine what your family is going through during this difficult time. But the family you have is a strong one and with time, you will heal. He will always be in your hearts, and watching over everyone. Please always know that we are here to lending a helpful hand or an ear to listen.

Tom and Jeniffer Knight 2020-02-29 16:52:40

Ron, Carolyn and family, Words can’t express the sadness we feel for Kyle’s passing. May happy memories bring you comfort in your mourning. Our deepest condolences.

Shaquon 2020-02-29 17:21:01

Kyle could fill the room up with smiles with his happy vibes. He will be terribly missed. So sorry for your loss..

Connie, Dave Kuzera and Family 2020-02-29 19:25:04

Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace sweet Kyle.

Jim Newcomb (Sigma Pi, Alpha Theta) 2020-02-29 21:50:44

Rob and Carolyn, Please accept my condolences. May you find comfort in those you love during this difficult time.

Mike and Amy Rivas 2020-03-01 08:12:25

Your love for Kyle showed in every fiber of his being. He had a smile and openness that was always inviting. He was a beautiful boy and may every remembrance of Kyle bring a smile, laugh and tear to your eyes. May god bless you all. We are sending all prayers and love from our family to yours.

Todd, Julie, Daniel & Michael Lowry 2020-03-01 09:22:44

Ron, Carolyn & Connor, there are not enough words to express our heartache for you. We will cherish all of our fun times together. Kyle was such a fun and special young man and he will be missed so very much. We send our love and prayers to you all!

Mary Lou Cunningham 2020-03-01 13:40:26

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to the whole family. Judy, you all are in my prayers - all of the family.

Art Holecek (Sigma Pi) 2020-03-01 21:58:59

Ron and Carolyn, Please accept my condolences. Thoughts & prayers to you in these difficult times.

Jerry and Victoria Stout 2020-03-02 06:04:30

Dear Ron, I cannot express words to tell you how stunned Victoria and I were after hearing of the loss of your son! Know in your heart that your son always knew your love for him, and nothing can ever take that away

Zachary Peter 2020-03-02 07:30:16

Apologize so so much and will keep you guys in prayer.

Aunt Jenny 2020-03-02 10:16:45

Dear Kyle, I held you the day you were born and I have truly enjoyed each of the 23 years God gave us. You always made me laugh and smile, and instantly brought warmth to a room. I will so miss you my sweet boy. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. I love you Kyle.

Aunt Jenny 2020-03-02 10:20:23

Dear Kyle, I held you the day you were born and I have truly enjoyed each of the 23 years God gave us. You always made me laugh and smile, and instantly brought warmth to a room. I will so miss you my sweet boy. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. I love you Kyle.

Kace Family 2020-03-02 12:33:45

A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, and through us, they live on. My deepest condolences on your loss, we will forever keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jerry Boudreau 2020-03-02 18:41:05

Murray Family & Friends, My deepest condolences with the loss of Kyle. Unfortunately I will not be able to attend services, as I am not local this week. As you know Kyle came to Elgin Country Club as a young boy. He was well mannered, personable, and an extremely hard working kid! Over the last (9+) years it has been a joy to watch Kyle grow into an equally as great young adult. Caddy’s and members spend a lot of time together; due to the amount of time looping eighteen holes strong friendships and bonds between caddy’s and golfers are almost inevitable. I can say with great confidence, Kyle was one of the most pleasant individuals to partner with over the years. It’s hard to believe such a nice young man has been taken from this earth entirely too soon. May his kind demeanor, work ethic, and overall friendly personality be a lesson for those that have, and will continue to walk Elgin Country Club for many years to come. I send my heartfelt prayers to all Kyle’s family & friends. Deepest Sympathy, Jerry Boudreau

Jerry and Victoria Stout 2020-03-02 19:46:48

Dear Ron, I cannot express words to tell you how stunned Victoria and I were after hearing of the loss of your son! Know in your heart that your son always knew your love for him, and nothing can ever take that away

Jessica Shoemaker 2020-03-02 22:45:41

My sincerest condolences to the whole Murray family. Kyle was the most loving friend anyone could ask for. He could always fill a room with contagious laughs and smiles! He will never be forgotten. We love you Kyle!

Tom James 2020-03-03 08:05:59

To the Murray family condolences sent your way on the loss of Kyle. Prayers for the memories you have of Kyle and all that he meant to your family and friends.

Rick and Kelly Miller 2020-03-03 18:51:46

Carolyn, Ron ,Conner , We are so very sorry for your loss.... Your family is in our thoughts and prayers....

O’Connor Family 2020-03-04 07:55:04

Kyle will always be the MVP of our Turkey Bowl football game each Thanksgiving! If you look up the word pleasant you will see Kyle. If you look up the word happy you will see Kyle. Kyle is the embodiment of all things decent, fair, loving, good, and full of life’s best. The Turkey Bowl will continue on in your name, Kyle. You will live on in our hearts young man. Peace and love, The O’Connor’s

Kalee Brown 2020-03-04 12:16:31

Kyle was one of the most amazing people I knew. He was so generous and warm hearted. He would bring out the positivity in every situation no matter how hard it was. He touched so many lives and will greatly be missed. My prayers and thoughts go to all of you during this hard time.

Sara Baker 2020-03-04 12:55:51

My prayers and condolences are with all who loved Kyle. I was Kyle's literature professor this semester at ECC, and although I only knew him online, I appreciated the positive voice he added to our class. He will be missed by me and his classmates.

George, Irene, Michael and Andrew Mendonca 2020-03-04 16:42:11

Murray Family, There are no words that can help to ease the pain your family must be feeling at this time. Our hearts are breaking for your loss, but we pray that the memories you have of Kyle help you through this most difficult time! Prayers and love to your family!

Robert & Renata Waltos 2020-03-04 18:06:59

Carolyn, Ron We can't imagine your pain this terrible loss has brought on your family. Please accept our deepest condolences.

Brenan Flynn 2020-03-04 23:00:31

Kyle you were a great loving friend. We had great times growing up and I will never forget the memories. You had a fun, vibrant and loving personality. May you rest in peace. Love you.

Malgorzata Silezin with family 2020-03-05 08:42:08

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that all who believe in Him might not perish but might receive Everlasting Life. (John 3:16) Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord In this very difficult time, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

John and Elaine Matuga 2020-03-05 12:37:21

I am so very sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I never had the pleasure of meeting Kyle but if he was anything like his father, I know he was a good man and someone who will be terribly missed. Your entire family will be in our prayers - you have our deepest condolences.

Ian Lamp 2020-03-06 10:55:51

Kyle was an awesome person and will be deeply missed. I had the privilege of being with Kyle for 9 seasons at Elgin Country Club. I saw this scrawny tall youngster grow into a fine young man. For the last 5 - 6 seasons, Kyle was pretty much my exclusive caddie much to the chagrin of my fellow golfers. Many of them would complain that I had the best caddie at the club and I had an unfair advantage. It was true, Kyle kept me focused, calm, and could read a putt. I owe my success for many of the tournaments I won to Kyle, if we didn't win, we were in the mix. Most importantly were the non-competitive rounds of golf we shared. Every morning we would greet with a hug. Our walk would include discussions on golf, family, school, work, and life in general. During the round we would definitely share a lot of good laughs. At the end of the round we would thank each other for a great morning and end it with a hug. He was always there for me when he could and when he couldn't, he would be apologetic. I always told him not to be sorry, that he too had a life to spend with family and friends and golf was just a game to be shared and enjoyed with friends. During the eulogy, Father was describing Kyle's life and he used the word goofy. A big smile grew on my face as this was probably a common trait we both shared. I will remember Kyle for a long time as he made an impact on my life as I have been told I did the same. I want to thank Carolyn and Ron for raising such an amazing son. I also want to thank Megan for allowing Kyle to spend time with me on the weekends. God bless you all during this extremely difficult time.

Terry Garling 2020-03-08 10:47:41

From the very first time I met Kyle at a tournament baseball practice, I was impressed at how polite and respectful he was. Every time after that he would greet you with a handshake and ask how you were doing. This world would be a better place if people were more like Kyle. So very sorry for your loss!

Dan 2020-03-11 05:36:24

Kyle. I love and miss you, bro. One of the biggest Flatbush ZOMBiE fans to exist. Heartbroken that we never got to meet. Your spirit will live on forever. May you rest in peace. ZOMBiE GANG forever. ????‍♂️❤️❤️❤️