Nov. 11, 1939 – Jan. 11, 2013

LEWISTON – Ernest Murdoch, a longtime Village of Lewiston employee whose work to restore Lewiston Landing led to its renaming as “Murdoch’s Landing” when he retired in 1999 as supervisor of the Department of Public Works, died Friday in Mount St. Mary’s Hospital after a long illness. He was 73.

Mr. Murdoch was born in Niagara Falls and was a longtime resident of Lewiston. He served in the Army from 1957 to 1958 and married Janine VandenBosch on May 26, 1960.

Mr. Murdoch was employed by the Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works for 40 years and was also the former owner of Lewiston Trenching Co.

A member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Lewiston, he was a charter member, governor and trustee of Lodge 584, Loyal Order of Moose; a member of Post 1083, American Legion; and the 3F Club, all in Lewiston; and the Association of Retired Superintendents of New York State.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Besides his wife, Mr. Murdoch is survived by a daughter, Theresa M.; a son, Michael; and a sister, Mary Losell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter Catholic Church, 600 Center St.