David Francis Murphy

Born: Fri., May 9, 1941
Died: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Reception Following Service

Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Mon., Jan. 30, 2017
Location: Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church

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David Francis Murphy

David Francis Murphy, of Greensboro, GA, passed away at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro, GA on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 75. Born in Rochester, NY on May 9, 1941, he was the son of the late Francis and Helen Mambretti Murphy.  David attended Aquinas High School in Rochester, NY. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, where he met the former Nancy Marie Ritz. They married on September 14, 1963 and raised a family in Pittsford, NY. Dave and Nancy also lived in the Outer Banks and Charlotte, North Carolina, where they spent many happy years. In 2014 they moved to Greensboro, GA by Lake Oconee.

Dave was very involved in each of these communities. He volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club and was an active member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro, GA, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired in 2016 as owner of Murphy Appraisal Service. David was an avid tennis enthusiast, and also enjoyed bridge, euchre and travel.

In addition to his wife of fifty-three years, Nancy Marie Ritz Murphy of Greensboro, GA, David is survived by his daughter, Kristin Harris of Leesburgh, VA; two sons, Scott Murphy (Glen) of Suwanee, GA and Kevin Murphy (Karen) of Destin, FL; four grandchildren, Grant, Emma, Jordan, David and many friends.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017, at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642. Father Young will officiate the service, and the Knights of Columbus will serve as honorary pallbearers. A reception at the church will follow the service. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, attendees consider a donation in David’s honor to the Knights of Columbus, c/o Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, 6341 Lake Oconee Parkway, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Gale D. Weaver
   Posted Fri January 27, 2017
I was honored and blessed to meet and get to know Dave, the epitome of a gentleman with humor & twinkly eyes & an infectious laugh. With my heartfelt sympathy,
Gale Weaver

Bill Richards
   Posted Fri January 27, 2017
I am so very sorry at your loss. Dave was a very warm, caring gentleman, and a respected Brother Knight. His passing is our loss, too. May the Grace and peace of our Lord comfort you during this difficult and painful time.

Kevin & Anita Bruckner
   Posted Fri January 27, 2017
To the entire Murphy family our deepest condolences from our appraisal family at Bruckner, Tillett, Rossi, Cahill & Associates here in Rochester, NY, and personally from Anita and I.

Dawn Vicars
   Posted Fri January 27, 2017
Dear, Sweet, Kind David, a true gentleman! He had an Irish twinkle in his eyes. I loved playing bridge with him, I called him "Diamond Dave" as he often made his bid of five diamonds! He will be truly missed in our community. I know we will all be there for Nancy!

Dawn Vicars

George Haskins
   Posted Fri January 27, 2017
I first met Dave when I hired him as an ESL appraiser in Rochester eons ago. We worked together and became friends. Knew each other's family members and camped together in NYS. Succeeded me as District Director of the old Society of Real Estate Appraisers. My Steve and Kim remember Disneyland. Though he relocated, we maintained contact -- telephone, email, Christmas letters, and NC get-togethers. Condolences to Nancy and the kids (that is how I remember them). Regret I'm unable to personally attend his service, but I'll be there in spirit. Ever friends.

George and Regina Lewers
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
Knowing Dave and you has only left footprints of joy across our hearts. The memories of our short time as neighbors on Spring Station are warm and comfortable, especially those across the euchre table. He remains in spirit. Nancy and family, we are here for you. George and Regina Lewers

Judy Allen
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
Dave was the epitome of a great guy. He always had a smile on his face and kind words for all. He always came through when we needed a "sub" for our bridge group of "gals". He will be missed by so many of the organizations that he so willingly volunteered for. Will miss you Dave.

John and Debbie Mishkula
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
Dave was a very caring and sweet man. He Will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day. God Bless.

Lewis and Joan Phelts
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed having you in our monthly canasta group, although we didn't get to play with you very much. Our prayers are with Nancy and the family at this difficult time.

Hans and Wieka Koenraad
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
We only knew each other for about 4 months, but a long lasting friendship was blossoming. Thank you for re-introducing me to the Knights of Columbus, the breakfast we had this week, your smile and wisdom. We will miss you.
Nancy and family we will keep you and Dave in our prayers and we trust that God will give you strength in this difficult time.
Nancy, never forget: our house is your house.

David J Woodworth
   Posted Sat January 28, 2017
I was so very sorry to hear about Dave's passing. It was always a special pleasure to spend time with Dave. I was fortunate enough to know Dave while both of us were attending RIT in Rochester, NY, and then got reaquainted with him in Atlanta while working with his sons Scott and Kevin. My deepest sympathy to Nancy, Scott/Glen and Kevin/Karen in their awful loss. I have nothing but great lifetime memories of Dave that I will always cherish.

Kathy and Scott Ludwig
   Posted Sun January 29, 2017
We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. We are also very sorry we will not be able to attend his memorial mass on Monday since we will be out of the country. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and know we are here if there is anything you need.

John and Judy Rynne
   Posted Sun January 29, 2017
Our deepest condolences to Nancy, Scott, Kevin, Kristin and grandkids for the passing of your beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Judy and I will never forget our time together with Dave and Nancy. Dave was a great business partner, appraiser, educator and a leader in the appraisal profession. He was loved by so many people that crossed paths with him at Rynne, Murphy & Associates, Inc. But more than that I observed so many people throughout the Rochester, N.Y. region that knew Dave as a gentleman with a big heart who always had a smile and a natural affinity for people. We will miss you, Dave, and will never forget you.

Lloyd Gribbin/Jane Gribbin
   Posted Tue January 31, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Dave's passing. We were unable to make the services because we out of town. I worked with Dave on the P&G Committee here at Del Webb. What a gentleman Dave was. He will be missed.

Lloyd and Jane Gribbin

Gary and Pam Conrad
   Posted Thu February 16, 2017
Nancy we were very saddened to hear of Dave's passing. He was a special kind of person with a smile for everyone. It was our privilege to have known him and had you guys as neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.