In Memory

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

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10/07/20 11:24 AM #1    

Susan Baum (Moyer)

So very sad to hear of Mike's passing.

He had a heart of gold. I remember him singing in chorus and being an active participant in my Mom's german classes. My deepest condolences to his family.


10/08/20 08:05 AM #2    

Kevin Rice

Mike had the largest T-shirt wardrobe I have ever seen.His closet was impressive. Every T hung at attention.

I salute you Mike.  Cheers.

10/08/20 09:49 AM #3    

David Bowen

Mike was our neighbor across the street and we shared many baseball and football games with his siblings and neighbors.  Mike had boundless enthusiasm for everthing, particularly music.  When he got Paul McCartney's Ram album he was so excited.  Unfortunately for all of us, he spent the next 6 months singing Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey despite it lacking a particularly catchy melody.  On occasion I was lucky enough to ride our bikes to Murphy's Tire to get a bottle of pop, usually paid for by his saintly father Bob, and climb around in the lofts of seemingly endless tires.  When done we we would ride home in unintentional blackface and clothes, ususally to the horror of our mothers.  I am sorry we never reconnected after we both finished law school.  Mike was a big guy with a big heart.  I trust he lived a very full life and made his community a better place.  RIP my good man.

10/08/20 04:58 PM #4    

Jeffery Allen (Allen)

Mike had a big heart, brilliant mind and wicked sense of humor.  Mike and I were in steady contact over the years. In 2004 Mike and I were talking and he said that I had been away long enough and should come back for a visit.  I told him I didn't want to come back with out my family and didn't think we could afford the trip.  Mike said no problem; and donated all his frequent flyer miles to get us all to Canandaigua and put us up in his home as well (Andy Kruger housed my two oldest daughters).  We all loved the trip and Mike and Brenda could not have been finer hosts.  I miss him dearly and wish I could just pick up the phone and shoot the breeeze with him.

10/09/20 08:47 AM #5    

Scott Sheavly

So sorry to learn of Mike's passing. Mike and I sang toghether throughout the years in chorus and the chamber singers. Mike had a beautiful deep resonant voice and a great sense of humor. The best time  we ever had was dressing up in silly sailor outfits and dancing little jigs to sing in the chorus of the HMS Pinafore with the Manhattan Savoyards. Even 45 years later, I can still hear Mike's deep bass singing : "I am the captain of the Pinafore and a right good captain too. I'm very, very good, and be it understood, I'm a member of this crew!".

I haven't seen him since high school, and his life was cut way too short, but it's nice to know he had a happy life. 

10/09/20 01:27 PM #6    

Elizabeth Maxwell (Sayre)

I was the new girl in January of our senior year. Mike walked right up to me and said we are going to be friends. Just like that. I have always remembered his kindness and helping to make my senior year memorable. He had a great sense of humor, he was one of the sweetest and the smartest guys I have ever met. We used to write letters back and forth when I moved back to Chicago. Then life got in the way. Thoughts and prayers for his family for peace and comfort. 

10/09/20 01:33 PM #7    

Chris Bolan

Thanks to others for sharing your memories.  I remember Mike as a big man with an even bigger heart who housed a kind soul.  In my mind's eye he was always wearing a tee-shirt that reflected both his passions and sense of humor.  RIP Mike.

10/09/20 11:06 PM #8    

Dan Mergenthaler

Sorry to hear about Mike. Though we were not close friends i still remember Mike from St. Marys when i was the new kid in school and he was one of the first to accept me. Great guy, always first with a joke and a good story. Big guy with a big heart. God bless my friend!

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