Submitted by his surviving wife, Patricia Murphy on November 12, 2010
NOTICE: Joseph J. ” Jerry ” Murphy, Jr. Class of ’53
Born: November 9, 1930 – November 3, 2010
Where: Richmond, Virginia and raised in Everett, Washington
Parents: Joseph J. Murphy & Kathlene, Sr.
Family: Survived by Patricia A. Murphy, married 26 years, Tustin, CA.
Sons, Joseph J. Murphy III, Spokane, WA; James A. Murphy, Aliso Viejo, CA; Daughter Cameon Murphy, Irvine, Ca.
Grandchildren, Joseph J. Murphy IV, Caitlin Murphy, Spokane, WA; Ashlee Guerra, Andrew Murphy and Arielle Murphy of So. California. Great grandchildren: Chloee and Caylee Guerra of Southern California.
Murphy attended U of W and was the stroke for the U of W Crew. Academically he received his degree in Economics in 1953. He was an avid fisherman in the Pacific Northwest. He was a keen competitor in slalom water skiing and he was generally game for any outdoor sport that was available. Following graduation, he entered the US Air force where he served with the rank of First Lt. in Korea. Following his service to the country, he returned to a long career with Simpson Logging, Scott Paper and he was also an active entrepreneur in real estate.
He was a FIJI through and through, he loved his school.