William P. Murphy

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William P. "Will" Murphy

72, of Indianapolis, died on March 15, 2013 following a yearlong battle with cancer. Born Dec. 25, 1940 in Indianapolis, to the late David J. and Fern R. (Jones) Murphy, he was a 1958 graduate of Scecina Memorial High School and studied at Purdue University, Marian College, St. Mary's Seminary College, KY, and the Peace Corps.

A broadcaster since 1956 in IN, OK, TX, MI, and KY in radio and TV news, he was a statehouse bureau chief, weekly talk show host, voiceover talent and an award-winning feature news reporter. In retirement, he was an active supporter of Indy Reads and IRIS, and worked as a census representative, a translator for MacDonald's, and a tour guide at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Survivors include brothers, David J. Murphy, Frank Murphy, and Alex Murphy of Indianapolis; sisters, Katie Murphy of Indianapolis and Molly Murphy of Zionsville; 17 nieces and nephews.

Memorial will be on June 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Wyndham Hall Community Room, 1910 Wellesley Blvd., Indianapolis.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 31, 2013
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