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George "Buddy" Murphy

June 4, 1931 — January 23, 2022

George “Buddy” Waldron Murphy, 90, of Mount Airy, Maryland, passed from this life on Sunday, 23 January 2022.

Born on 4 June 1931, in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Lawrence Marcellus Murphy and Anne Bailey Glant.

He was the loving husband of Frances Syracuse Murphy, his wife of 62 years.

George graduated from Central High School in Washington, DC class of 1950 and attended Montgomery College.

He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and the United States Coast Guard from 1951-1954 at the rank of EM2.

Buddy retired from the Washington Gas and Light Service after 35 years and in 1985 was honored as Employee of the Year. His second career was Grandpa’s Taxi service which he proudly ran for 20 years.

He was known to his family as Mr. Fix-It as he loved DIY projects, mowing his lawn, relaxing with family doing puzzles, reading history, playing golf, and traveling.

In addition to his wife Frances, Buddy is survived by his daughters, Stephanie Anne Murphy and Barbara Murphy Conzone; grandchildren, Ian Murphy Bosley, Nicole Anna Conzone, Gabriella Murphy Bosley and Lane Frances Conzone.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Lawrence Marcellus Murphy Jr.

A celebration of life and brunch will be held at Turf Valley Resort, Christina Room, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, Maryland, 12:30-3:30 pm on 6 February 2022.

In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be made to Cleveland Clinic’s Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute,

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Turf Valley Resort, Christina Room

, Ellicott City, MD 21042

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