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Lawrence “Larry” Murphy January 13, 1949 - August 16, 2020

Lawrence “Larry” Murphy

Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Murphy, age 71, passed away on August 16, 2020.

Larry was born in Cincinnati, OH to Robert and Mary Murphy. He married Sharon “Sherri” Murphy on June 9, 1972, and she survives. Lawrence is also survived by his sons; Brian Murphy, Sean (Crystal) Murphy, Jason (Kara) Murphy, grandchildren; Haley, Macy and Ezra, with one more on the way, brothers; Jim Murphy and John (Debbie) Murphy, and many extended relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Tom Murphy and Linda Minton.

Larry worked as an occupational psychologist for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and he co-founded Newmeasures, an organization that created innovative surveys that helped employers improve the workplace. Larry was a loving father, grandfather and husband, and will be missed by many.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, 25th of August 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel (2145 Compton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231). Larry will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations can be directed to Compassion International at https://www.compassion.com/donate-to-charity
Online condolences can be left at www.AMGFuneralHome.com.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, 25th of August 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at:
Arlington Memorial Gardens Lakeside Mausoleum Chapel
2145 Compton Road
Cincinnati, OH 45231
Larry will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Gardens.


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    Janet Correll (Murphy) says

    Sherri and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Larry was such a special and close cousin. I remember all the good times we had visiting his childhood home on Madison, visiting grandma, Aunt Pat and Aunt Eileen in Ludlow, and the times they all came up to visit us in Galion. Memories I will surely never forget.

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    Joe Hurrell says

    Sherri and family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. Larry and I shared an office at the NIOSH Taft building for many years. I have so very many happy memories of the time we spent together. He was a wonderful colleague and will be missed.

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      Sherri says

      Just now seeing this Joe. Thank you so much

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    Wayne Hermann says

    To Sherri and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Our days in Grade School and High School were some of the best times of our lives. Larry made everyone who new him a good friend. His daring and sense of humor made us feel alive and made him Legendary. He will be missed by all who knew him. Although my heart is sad, the memories of the fun we all had together years ago brings a smile to my face. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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    Erin Murphy says

    I have so many great memories of Uncle Larry. One of my favorites is when Tom, Maura, and I came to stay for an extended period of time and Larry busted out a schedule for our time there. There were approximately 10 slots in the schedule and 6-8 of them were labeled “work.” He went above and beyond for a laugh, and he had me smiling every time I saw him. I’m sending all my love and wish I could be there with you all.

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    Teri L. HIll says

    My deepest sympathy to Sherri and family. I will always remember Larry as a genuine soul who was always positive and up-beat especially when it came to the Ohio Lottery. I worked with Larry at NIOSH and was his admin support person for years before he retired. He and I had great talks about his boys and their sport activities over morning coffee at the OSHFB coffee pot on the 4th floor of Taft. He had such as great sense of humor and a great love for his family. Larry Rest In Heaven you will truly be missed…..

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    Teri L. HIll says

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I worked with Larry at NIOSH in OSHFB and he was my friend, not a co-worker. I worked with him and the late Tom Waters in OSHFB before he retired. He was a genuine soul who kept me laughing with his awesome sense of humor. I was a new admin support for the branch and Larry always made me feel welcomed in my new position. Even after he retired he would reach out to me just to see how I was doing. He was a rare spirit and he will truly be missed. May Larry rest is peace.

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    Brett Rorabeck says

    Was very sad to hear that Larry passed away. I remember the times together in his home at the Bible study and his great sense of humor. You all are in my prayers.

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      Sherri says

      Just seeing this now. Thank you so much. I remember such good times too. Bless you

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    Melody Kawamoto says

    Dear Sherri,
    I was very sad to hear about your and your family’s loss of Larry. I wished I had known him better but time and circumstance didn’t allow that. We worked in different buildings, in different work units, and on very different projects. I must have talked with him only twice, at two different annual employee picnics. But something about Larry made him hard to forget. At one picnic, many years ago, long before we thought about retirement, we must have been talking about an open supervisory or managerial position. I think I asked if he was applying for the job. He said that he preferred doing his research. I totally respected him for his choice and, from what I know about him and his work, we are all better off for it. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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    Leanne Buehler says

    To Sherri and Larry’s family – My love and sympathy goes to out to all of you. Larry was a mentor, a friend, and an amazing scientist. He had a gift for making complicated things simple and easy to understand. As we lead Newmeasures into the future, we hope to honor his legacy by carrying on this philosophy and striving to make employee experiences positive and rewarding. I benefit every day, as does my family and the Newmeasures team, from the important groundwork that Larry laid in building this company. Sending you love and peace.

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      Maura “the baby” Renfro says

      Uncle Larry always referred to me as “the baby” or “baby Maura” since I was the youngest of the Murphy cousins. I would walk up to Aunt Linda’s porch and find him standing there and he would always hug me and say “awww, the baby is here” anytime we visited from Arkansas. It was always easy for him to make others laugh and make them feel comfortable. To Sherri, Brian, Sean, and Jason – I’m sorry for the loss of such a great man. I hope you find peace and comfort in knowing how much he is loved and missed by everyone.

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    Robert B. Dick says

    Sherri and family, was very sorry to hear about Larry’s passing. I was a colleague or his at NIOSH and also a regular at our various locations for a Wednesday retirement guys lunch. Larry was very instrumental in developing the NIOSH quality of work life module (QWL) which has surveyed the American working population since 2002, He was especially helpful to myself and the late Tom Walters in developing a special ergonomics survey that identified the incidence of back pain and arm pain in a sample of the workforce. I will really miss his humorous stories that recalled all of our years working at NIOSH.

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    Debbie Ganger says

    Sherri, I am so sorry. You and your family will be in my prayers.
    If you need any help, please let me know.

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    John "Jet" Teufel says

    To the Family of Larry Murphy,
    My deepest sympathy over the passing of Larry; I grew up only a short bike ride from his Madison Avenue home, and enjoyed playing baseball and basketball at whatever field we could find or driveway that had a rim. He was a kind and friendly person from a large family, who found the love of his life in Sherri at the Mt. Healthy park. May he rest in peace.

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