Virgil D. “Murph” Murphy, 91, of Port Clinton passed away after a brief illness Friday, Nov. 22 at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Sandusky. He was born in Burgoon the son of Ray C. and Mary E. (Howey) Murphy. He was a United States Army Veteran. Murph graduated with an Engineering Degree from Bowling Green State University. He worked at Standard Products for over 35 years retiring in 1992. He was a member of Port Clinton Elks Lodge No. 1718, he enjoyed golfing, bowling, wildlife and knew where every eagles nest was in Ottawa County and beyond and could spot those eagles in their nests from miles away. He could be identified by his red OSU Buckeyes Ball cap – a true fan. He enjoyed his daily drives around the county to have breakfast with friends, check on wildlife in the area or pick up a bag of apples.
Surviving are his wife of 60+ years: Joyce E. (Englebeck) Murphy; daughters: Mary Beth (Paul) Dubuc of Columbus, Kathleen A. (Chuck Lawler) Murphy of Santa Fe, NM; son: Michael A. Murphy of Seattle, WA; grandchildren: Jessica (Lucas) Seitz of Grandville, MI, Bryan Dubuc of Charlotte, NC; great-grandchildren: Mya and Bryce Seitz; sister: Jean (John) Dudley of Chicago, IL and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Richard Murphy and Ray C. Murphy.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1124 Fulton St. Port Clinton, where visitation will be held Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm with Elks Lodge prayer services in the funeral home at 7:30pm Tuesday. Interment will be in Catawba Island Cemetery. Reverend Kent Joy assisted by son-in-law Paul Dubuc will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy or Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com.