Glenn Ellery Murphy Sr., 79, of Littlestown, Pa., died peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014, at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taneytown.
Born October 23, 1934, in Dover, Ohio, he was the son of the late Fred and Ruby Epsmansheet Murphy. He was the husband of Treva Reinaman Murphy, his wife of 55 years.
He served for 20 years in the Navy before joining the United States Postal Service, where he served for 22 years. He was a member of Hesson Snider American Legion Post 120 in Taneytown and VFW
Post 6918 in Harney. He served as sexton of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown since 1996. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching NASCAR races. He was a fan of driver Jeff Gordon.
He chose to donate his body for the purpose of medical and scientific research.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Glenn Murphy Jr., of Littlestown, Pa.; daughter Tammy Eichelberger and husband David "Ike," of Thurmont; sister Maxine Blacka and husband Richard, of Ohio; brother Kenneth Murphy and wife Carol, of Ohio; a stepsister, Doris Jarvis, of Arizona; grandchildren Amber and Kristen Eichelberger; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, with the Rev. Nicholas Brie and the Rev. Stacy Marsh co-officiating.
Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Taneytown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD, 21787.
Online condolences may be offered at www.myersdurborawfh.com.
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