William James "Murph or Jack" Murphy
May 12, 1949 - February 24, 2018
William J. Murphy (Murph)
Grew up in Park Ridge IL, a suburb of Chicago, IL. He was the son of William R. Murphy (Ole’ Boy) and Florence Murphy (The Babe). He had three siblings, Bryant, Cathie & Maureen.
He attended high school at Maine Township South, where he was on the Honor Society and was the class President.
After high school he attended Princeton University where he gained an academic scholarship and majored in Political Science. His big brother Bryant reminded me that Murph worked diligently for his father cleaning and hanging neon signs for various restaurants and saloons, primarily on Chicago’s south side to earn money for books, boarding, etc at Princeton.
After his stint at Princeton, he backpacked through Europe, open-minded, . . .