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Steven (Steve) Henry Murphy, 56, of Cambridge, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge.
Born on February 25, 1956 in Cambridge, MD. He was the son of the late Doris Ann Hurley and Henry Goldsborough Murphy.
He was raised in Cambridge and was a 1974 graduate of Cambridge High School. Recently retiring after 30 years of service with the Dorchester County Detention Center, he achieved the rank of Major, Chief of Operations. He was a former member of the Jaycees and was a former member of the Rescue Fire Company.
Steve was first and foremost devoted to his family. He loved fishing and hunting, sharing those passions with his friends and family.
Steve is survived by his wife of 33 years, Caroline (Sherri) Phipps Murphy; son Mark Murphy; daughter Katie Murphy; and grand-daughter Aubrey Brannock, all of Cambridge. In addition, he is survived by one brother Danny Murphy of Cambridge; two sisters, Dori Weber of Cambridge and Wendy Daudt and her husband Rod of Seaford, Delaware and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Also surviving is his mother-in-law Betty Phipps of Annapolis.
In addition to his parents, he is also predeceased by his father-in-law Louis N. Phipps, Jr. and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, Maryland on Sunday, January 6, 2013, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Cambridge, on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM. Officiating will be Pastor Christina Blake. Interment will immediately follow at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Mills, Walt Moore, Joseph Hughes, Bill Tyndall, Bryan Daudt, David Phipps, Wilson Phipps, and Sonny Dorman.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Steve's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2002 Clipper Park Road, Suite 110, Baltimore, Maryland 21211.
To send online condolences, please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Born: February 25, 1956
Death: January 3, 2013
Posted by: Marlene Adkins Windsor To the family of Steve, Just heard the news; many fine memories throughout the years of Steve and his family. God Bless each of you. 01/16/2013 Posted by: Sharon My deepest condolences over the loss of Steve. May your cherished memories and the warmth of family and friends help ease the pain of your loss. Draw close to God in prayer. He is a comforter of all those who mourn. In His Word the Bible God tells us of a brighter future when our loved ones will awake from their restful sleep to enjoy life in paradise. John 11:11; Matthew 5:5; Revelation 21:3,4. Many are finding solace in this promise. I pray that you will also. Loving thoughts and prayers of peace are with you. 01/10/2013 Posted by: Sheri Hubbard So sorry for your loss. During this difficult time please know that you have many friends who are praying for you and your family. Please take care. 01/08/2013 Posted by: Becky and Mark Dennis Sherri and family - Mark and I were sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care, Becky and Mark Dennis 01/08/2013 Posted by: Bobbi Turkington Steve made my days working at the Detention Center much more enjoyable. He was always there for me as a co-worker and friend. RIP Major Murphy say hi and look our for Linda for me. 01/06/2013 Posted by: Janie Elliott & Steve Lewis We were so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. While working at the Sheriff's office I got to also work around Steve. His smiling face will never be forgotten. GOD has now taken him home and removed his pain. He might be gone but he is always in your hearts. GOD Bless him and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. 01/05/2013 Posted by: Toni Satchell You will be missed.You always had a smile for me. 01/05/2013 Posted by: Kathy Willey Barnes 01/05/2013 Posted by: Karen Towers Sherri and family, I am sending hugs and prayers. Please contact me if you need anything. 01/05/2013 Posted by: Marcia I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. 01/05/2013 Posted by: phillip I knew Steve for a very long time. we were never close but he always had good kind word to say when we spoke either as young boys in school or adults walking along the streets of Cambridge. If diabetes was the cause of his early demise, then please people take all the steps you can to slow it's deadly progress if you have a family history of this disease. 01/05/2013 Posted by: Janet Hunteman Dori, Danny & Wendy: Words cannot express the loss of a sibling. I know how hard this is, but close your eyes, and remember the good times, the funny stories and events that you shared through Steve's lifetime. Sibling loss is a tough one, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time. God keep you under His wing. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Janet Hunteman Sherri, Mark and Katie: Words cannot express my sorrow and sympathy for you at this time. Sherri, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I think of you often. Mark and Katie be strong for your Mom, she needs you both now. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Wayne & Colleen Bromwell To all of Steve's Family, We are sorry to learn of the early and tragic demise of Steve. What a great guy! We will all miss him. May the Good Lord hold you all in the palm of His hand. Our love and prayers go out to all of you. Hugs! 01/04/2013 Posted by: The Samonisky & Bradford Families To Sherri, Mark and Katie, I am still in shock and cannot believe that Steve has left us! So many memories of such a great guy... I will see you on Sunday but please let me know if you need anything. Our thoughts are with you, Dottie Bradford Samonisky and Family 01/04/2013 Posted by: Thomas G.Wayson Jr. Steve was a great guy. I always enjoyed his company. He will be missed. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Angela Major My Prayers go out to the Murphy Family. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Debbie (Hubbard) Stephens To Dori and the Murphy Family, To Dori, I so very sorry for the loss of your brother. To the Murphy family, I send my condolences to you on the loss of Steven. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless you all. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Rita Jacobs Dear Sherri, Hugs and prayers of comfort to you and your family. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Michelle Mitchell Sherri, Dori, and Wendy, I am so sorry for your loss. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. I love you guys. Michelle 01/04/2013 Posted by: Scott Reckeweg Sherri, you and your family are in my prayers. Your Mace's Lane family loves you. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Brian Murph, You and your family are in all of our prayers! The Lane is praying for your loss. Brian 01/04/2013 Posted by: Gayle Campbell Sherri, I was so shocked and sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Gaye 01/04/2013 Posted by: Laurie Whiston Thinking of you Sherri. If there is anything Wiz or I can do please let me know. A bunch of the teachers from the 7th grade team are coming over tonight with some food. 01/04/2013 Posted by: Sheila Jones So sorry for your loss!! Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Sheila Jones 01/04/2013 Posted by: Diane Thomas Aull Sherri, Mark & Katie I was so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. It seems such a shot time ago that we all seeing each other at the kids functions. You're in my thoughts & prayers. Diane, Ashley & Michelle 01/03/2013 Posted by: Ruthanna Lucas We went to school together for many years! You will be missed! 01/03/2013 Posted by: Pam Gray May God be with ALL the family,, Maj. Murphy was a part of my second family at the Detention Center,,,, We Love and will miss him so much !!!!! 01/03/2013 Posted by: Aggie Laughery So sorry for your lost of your brother Wendy. May God bring peace to all of you. 01/03/2013 Posted by: Shelly Gibbs To the family I'm so sorry for your loss,mAy God be with you and the family, Good Bless. 01/03/2013 Posted by: Elisabeth Tyndall Bolick 01/03/2013 Posted by: Anita Hayes Dori, I am sorry to hear of your brothers passing. 01/03/2013 Posted by: Nikki & Roger Short You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Steve will truly be missed! 01/03/2013
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