Al­ton Paul Mur­phy

Dorchester Star - - Obituaries -

Al­ton Paul Mur­phy, 93, of Braden­ton, FL, formerly of Cam­bridge, MD, passed away on Satur­day, Septem­ber 24, 2016 at the Lake­wood Ranch Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Born on March 1, 1923 in Cam­bridge, he was the son of the late Ralph E. and Gla­dys Mad­kins Mur­phy.

Mr. Mur­phy grad­u­ated from Cam­bridge High School class of 1940. He was a United States Army Vet­eran hav­ing served dur­ing WWII, from De­cem­ber 1943 un­til March 1946. Cam­paigns in­cluded the Rhineland Cen­tral Europe and the Euro­pean African Mid­dle Eastern The­ater re­ceiv­ing nu­mer­ous medals and rib­bons.

On Nov. 9, 1941, he mar­ried the for­mer Roberta C. McGlaugh­lin. “Murph” and Roberta had 67 won­der­ful years to­gether be­fore she passed away on Oct. 16, 2008.

Mr. Mur­phy worked as let­ter car­rier for the U.S. Postal Ser­vice re­tir­ing af­ter 32 years of ser­vice. He held several of­fi­cer ti­tles with the local Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Let­ter Car­ri­ers. Early in his work ca­reer, he was em­ployed by the Na­tional Can Co. and the local Coca Cola Bot­tling Co.

He en­joyed work­ing in his flow­ers, at­tend­ing his 258th En­gi­neer Com­bat Bat­tal­ion re­unions, play­ing his har­mon­ica and spend­ing time on his porch. In his younger years, he was very ac­tive um­pir­ing youth and adult base­ball and soft­ball games. He also was an avid bowler and of­fice holder with the Greater Eastern Shore Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion.

Mr. Mur­phy was a mem­ber of the Grace United Methodist Baraca Class serv­ing many years as trea­surer, the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 91, and the Chop­tank Me­mo­rial Post 7460 VFW.

He is sur­vived by a son, Ron­ald P. Mur­phy and wife Mar­i­lyn of Braden­ton, FL; five grand­chil­dren: Gregory Mur­phy and wife Aimee of Braden­ton, FL; Jef­frey Mur­phy and wife Jen­nifer of Braden­ton, FL; Ken­dra Mur­phy, Robert Mur­phy and Shane Mur­phy; 11 great grand­chil­dren; a daugh­ter in law Jen­nifer Mur­phy of the Philip­pines; and several nieces and neph­ews. Be­sides his par­ents and his wife, Mr. Mur­phy is pre­ceded in death by a son, Eu­gene Mur­phy; three sis­ters Hilda Bran­nock, Betty Miller and Glo­ria Phelps; and a brother, Ralph Mur­phy Jr.

Pall­bear­ers will be Greg Mur­phy, Jeff Mur­phy, Stan­ley Toms, Randy McGlaughin, Chris Wil­ley, and Howard Ack­er­man.

A fu­neral ser­vice will be held on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 7, 1 p.m. at Thomas Fu­neral Home, P.A. in Cam­bridge, with Rev. A. Delmer Wil­ley Jr. of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at East New Mar­ket Ceme­tery.

Fam­ily will re­ceive friends one hour prior to the ser­vice. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Race St., Cam­bridge, MD 21613.


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