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January 24, 2019

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January 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr Murph's passing. He had a great sense of humor and was a great teacher.
January 14, 2019
Ron was one of the kindest, gentle and caring persons I know. He was always there for you and would give you the shirt of his back (literally). I will miss him, his humor, his conversations and his friendship. Enjoy your rest Ron. Love you always.
January 13, 2019
I learned today of the passing of my High School Latin teacher Mr. Murphy.
Such a legend was this man that the sense that he was a real human being that existed not in the ethos of profundity and clouds but within the traceable and mundane spaces of my Western Pennsylvania boyhood came crashing down upon me when I opened the attached obituary. I wouldn't have guessed that I'd be so affected because I just never thought about seeing him again. I wish I had. Oh, how I wish I had. When I saw him last, upon graduation, I do remember telling him how much I appreciated his classes. I remember telling him how amazing I thought he was. And I do remember him smiling with deep appreciation. But that was that. But back then, at 18 years old, I could not have told him what I am only now capable of saying how remarkably enriched my adult life has been because of him and his classes; that my entire career and profession is shaped and energized by the model of intellect, soul, and passion that his every class portrayed; my entire life of travel around the globe and my obsession with culture, the classics, interpretation, and an almost militaristic and athletic engagement with the joys of academic rigor as contact sport.
He taught us Latin. But Latin was a sneaky little excuse to teach us about teaching, learning, and how to be happy. Mr. Murphy was a down right spy, insurgent, and undercover prophet and poet, who snatched the attention of our young minds and wowed us with the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome! To wit Lo in yon brilliant window niche, how statue like I see thee stand, the agate lamp within thy hand, oh, Psyche from regions which are Holy Land. [from Poe's Helen] I'm so proud to have been his student, and for life, living the lessons that I now pass on in my own passions for Latin, language, history, and culture. Rest in Peace our beloved, Mr. Murphy. We face the wiles and woes of the vulgi now without you, but ever still in our minds.
January 12, 2019
Farewell to our beloved Latin teacher many fond memories in his class and a great knowledge in Latin. Super great guy. We will miss you.