Albuquerque Journal - January 20, 2003
Robert H. Furry passed away January 13, 2003. He was born on June 26, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana and was the beloved son of Paul Sheldon and Doris M. Furry, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters; Judy Holt of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Donna Giboney of Phoenix, AZ, Susan McGinnis of Huntington Beach, CA; son, Robert of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren, the oldest of which is Doug Holt, a Firstie at West Point Military Academy; sisters, Betty J. Lanphere of Santa Fe, NM, Linda Ferreri of Woodstock, Maryland; brother, Garry Furry of Rio Vista, CA. Mr. Furry was a long-time radio and TV announcer and recently retired from KOAT-TV in Albuquerque. He was also the pre and post-game announcer for the Oakland Raiders National Football League team at radio station KNBR in San Francisco for several years. Mr. Furry was also the former Governor of the Southwest Region of the Optimist Club for several years; past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Kennedy Council #5729, a Fourth Degree member of Sangre de Cristo Assembly #2324; and past president AOH, Division One. A Rosary will be recited at John XXIII Catholic Church, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr NE on Monday evening January 20, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at John XXIII Catholic Church.