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David W. Murphy, 60

June 14, 2021

David W. Murphy, 60, of Lititz, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at UPMC Lititz, Monday, June 14, 2021. Born in Royal Oak, MI, he was the son of the late Wayne D. and Judith A. (Morris) Murphy.

Dave graduated in 1979 from Manheim Township High School after spending time growing up in Michigan, Germany, Wisconsin and Ohio. Dave then continued his education, beginning at California University of Pennsylvania, then graduating and receiving his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Millersville University in 1997. Dave had a 23 year career with Urban Outfitters, where he took much pride in his work. He impacted everyone there with his knowledge, problem solving, and genuine care for his employees and coworkers.

Dave was an avid cyclist, who enjoyed participating in the Multiple Sclerosis City to Shore Ride, and other various organized rides throughout Lancaster County and beyond. He had a passion for reading books and the newspaper. He planned vacations around bike rides, visiting the homes of authors, and other places of interest, especially while being outdoors in nature. Dave made many special memories with his family at the beach and traveling with his sister. He loved listening to National Public Radio including ‘Car Talk’ and ‘Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me’ on National Public Radio. He had a lifelong love for dogs, beginning with his childhood dog, Goliath, and continuing through today for his son Patrick’s goldendoodle, Buddy. Dave loved helping with projects around the house, including working on cars, painting, deck building, and any other activities where a helpful hand could support others.

David is survived by his wife Julie, and his three children: daughter Jennifer Y. Murphy of Lancaster, PA; son Patrick W. Murphy, husband of Lauren, of Lititz, PA; and son Christopher K. Murphy, of Greenville, SC. He was the proud grandparent to one granddaughter, Evangeline P. Murphy, of Lititz. He is also survived by his sister, Linda A. Berger, wife of Daniel, Lancaster, PA, and their children, Daniel Jr. and Kimberly. Dave also cherished a wonderful boon companion friendship with his best friend Pete Baingridge and his wife Diane.

A memorial service to honor Dave will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Dave’s memory to Peter Bainbridge’s Bike MS: City to Shore Ride page or WITF-
NPR National Public Radio.

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June 23, 2021

To everyone in the family, you are in my thoughts right now as you have suffered a great loss. All the fun times years ago, and patient Dave always with a joke no matter the situation. Always putting family first and there to help. You have many  special memories to hold on to and to carry you through. I am grateful to have known your family! May God give you peace and rest.
Heidi Klopp

June 21, 2021

Rest In Peace brother 
Timothy Wilson

June 21, 2021

Dave was a awesome person.  He had been at urban outfitters a few years longer then Me but I met him in 1999. He always was friendly to all going out his way to help others.  He will be missed.  I didnt know him as well as others but what I did know how much of an impact he had on his urban family and coworkers.   He will be missed and the pic mod there will never be the same with his empty chair.  Rip Dave and condolences to all your family at this difficult time.      Stephanie peters

June 21, 2021

My sincere condolences to Dave’s family. Dave and my cousin Tom Johns were good friends and Tom talked Dave into attending Cal State (PA) which we all attended together. Dave and I lived together for a few semesters and was a great guy, funny, generous, fun to be around and had pretty good taste in music (which as anybody who knows me will tell you that’s quite a compliment!) I’m sure Dave’s passing has been very painful and traumatic for all he left behind. All who knew Dave I’m sure are thinking of you at this very difficult time. I’m very glad i got to know Dave when I did; during the best time of our lives! 
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
But I have promises to keep,   
And miles to go before I sleep,   
And miles to go before I sleep.
-Robert Frost
Tim Wilson

June 21, 2021

Sending our heartfelt condolences to the Murphy family. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sincerely,Brenda, Connor, and Mason Buccilla

June 21, 2021

Sending my condolences to your family.  The Murphy’s were neighbors /friends of ours when i was growing up.  Dave was such a great guy and I am sure he will be missed terribly.  Sending you prayers and peace.  
Susan Francois

June 20, 2021

Dave is someone who spoke into my life. He genuinely cared, encouraged and was there for his coworkers. Dave wasn’t just my boss, he was and is someone who I look up to. Dave’s legacy will continue on in the many lives he touched.  I enjoyed the time, he took me with him on a “road trip” to the Urban Outfitterers King of Prussia Mall. He went in and I made sure the items were ready for his next load. It really meant a lot to me and still does to this day. We just talked the entire trip.
He was an advocate and someone I looked and will look up too always. Dave met my wife at Landis wash and lube one time. She said how nice he is and really appreciates him. 
Dave is one of the best bosses I ever had. He’s irreplaceable.
 
My wife and I extended our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers. He’s so deeply missed and it’s just not the same. 
I miss hearing him say “Hey, Beamer.”, “There he is.” 
He always made my day. We are praying for your family.
In Sympathy,
Shawn & Tina Beam
 

June 20, 2021

Dave was a co-worker and was a good friend as we worked together for many years at Urban Outfitters. I worked in the corporate offiice but spent lots of time st the DC in Gap. So sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace. God Bless. 
Bob DeRogatis

June 20, 2021

What a beautiful person your Father,Brother, Husband and Friend was!!  Thinking of you today and in the weeks and months to come.
❤️
Theresa Stengel
Theresa Berger Stengel

June 20, 2021

So sorry for the loss of Dave.
I work with him at Urban Outfitters for 5 1/2 years.
He was one of Urbans best supervisor.
He will be miss
God bless you and your family

June 18, 2021

Miss you very much a friend and boss

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