Donald Kenneth Murphy, 76, of Painesville Township, formerly of East Claridon and Mentor-on-the-Lake, died Feb. 24, 2013, at his residence with his family by his side.
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He was born April 25, 1936, in Cleveland.
Mr. Murphy had worked as a heavy equipment operator/engineer for Local 18. He was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Georgia, a certified master diver, enjoyed skiing and was a member of the Cleveland Ski Club. He was also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include his beloved companion of 20 years, Carol Sziklai; son, Donald K. Murphy Jr.; daughters, Cindy Murphy, Kimberly (Kurt) and Susan (Anthony) Percic; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Monica, Nichole, Brian, Cory, Nathan, Tyler, Travis and Bret; great-grandchild, Daven; brother, James Murphy; and sister-in-law, Jackie Murphy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Margaret Murphy; brother, Lawrence Murphy; and former wife, Patricia L. Murphy.
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Friday at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 9925 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord.
Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Interment will be in Western Reserve Memorial Gardens, Chester Township.
Contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 3325 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 500, Hollywood, FL 33021.
Online obituary at www.brunners.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Feb. 27, 2013
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