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John Tenney Murphey

September 20, 1929 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 87)
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Message from Joan Brown
August 21, 2017 8:46 AM

My condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one, and may these future promises from Almighty God to mankind bring you comfort in your times of sorrow, God has said that He will do away with everything that causes us pain, suffering and sorrow, please read from your Bible, Acts 24:15, Isaiah 25:8, Isaiah 33:24.
Message from John Murphy (without the "e")
August 9, 2017 6:37 PM

I grew up one house away from the Murphey home on Mount Hope Terrace. To me, he was larger than life, a free thinking, engaging, magical guy. He wasn't at all like the other adults I observed and got to know as I grew up. He made me feel that we had a connection that went beyond our shared name. He was a very, very special man. My condolences to Renee, Celia and Peter and the rest of your families. May you carry his gifts with you forever.
Message from Edmond M Koury, MD
August 9, 2017 2:20 PM

Mrs. Murphy. We have never met, but I was John,s physician for several years. It was always a pleasure to see him and talk about art or anything else. He even gave me one of his small paintings which has hung in my home ever since. My sympathies to you and his family. Edmond M. Koury, MD
Message from Lee Ann Majercik
August 9, 2017 12:18 PM

My heart is filled with sadness upon hearing of John's passing. John was a man of joy, curiosity, wit, intelligence, kindness, and such great talent in so many areas. It was an honor for me to have had him as a teacher and a dear, dear friend. Even though I had not seen him for many years, John always remained a presence in my life via his artwork that still hangs in my home and the fond memories of time spent in deep conversation with him in various locales.
The world was brighter place while John was in it. My deepest condolences to all of his loved ones.
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Message from Henry Rose
August 9, 2017 7:56 AM

Those of us who were lucky enough to be classmates of John will never forget him. His talents in music and art were awesome - altho he was casual and modest - almost to a fault - about them.
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