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Philip W. Murdick

1928 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Philip W. Murdick Obituary
Murdick Dr. Philip W. Murdick, 84, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013. He was born November 13, 1928 in Akron, OH to the late Shirley Benjamin and Margaret Murdick. He received his Undergraduate Degree, Master of Science (1958), and PHD (1964) from The Ohio State University. He Graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1952, then joined the faculty in 1956 and became full professor in 1969. Dr. Murdick became Chairman of the Dept of Clinical Sciences in 1972, serving for 9 years before becoming Associate Dean of the College in 1981. He was a specialist in Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics. He was an early adopter of personal computers, and led early technology efforts in the college. Dr. Murdick retired from the University in 1988. Phil was a devoted husband and father. He was a BIG OSU fan, Browns and Indians fan, an avid golfer, and a voracious reader of Civil War history. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, flying radio controlled airplanes, and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. Phil will be missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Murdick; sons, Mark (wife, Terri), Brian, Craig (wife, Lynne), daughter Laurie (husband, Geoff Stinson); six grandchildren; and his dog, Mia. We will all miss his sense of humor, and his love and support. Phil leaves an empty space in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. In lieu of a Memorial Service, we invite family and friends to join us in a Celebration of Life. It will be held at The Ohio State University Golf Club, 3605 Tremont Rd., Columbus, Oh 43221, Thursday, September 5, 2013, 3-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Phil's memory to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2070 Ridgecliff Rd., Columbus, OH 43221; The Ohio State University, Office of University Development, Rm. 125, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221-3938; or to Habitat for Humanity, 3140 Westerville Rd., Columbus, OH 43224. Arrangements entrusted to SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL. To share memories or condolences, visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Sept. 1, 2013
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