Michael Thomas Murphy, Ed.D

Michael Thomas Murphy, Ed.D, Former Lee College President passed away on July 2, 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity are welcome and appreciated. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life service to be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Little Falls Quaker Meeting House in Fallston, MD. Following the service, a reception will be hosted at the Manor Tavern, 15819 Old York Rd., Monkton, MD. All are welcome. If you intend to be present for either the ceremony or the reception that follows, please send word of intention to kmurphy@accessdupage.org for planning purposes.

Former Lee College President passes away Michael (Pop Pop) Thomas Murphy, Ed.D, born on August 11, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, to the late Selma W. and Carroll S. Murphy, died peacefully surrounded by family in his Greenville, South Carolina home on July 2, 2019.

A graduate of Towson University, Indiana University and Loyola University, Michael was a retired community college president who served a host of institutions with distinction during his career including College of DuPage, St. Louis Community College, Lee College, Harford Community College, Community College of Allegheny County and others.

The beloved and adoring husband of the late Susan Roberts Murphy, Michael is survived by his sons, Adam Murphy, David Triplett and Jon Triplett; daughters, Kara Murphy and Junko Kiyooka; grandchildren, Shannon and Jack Murphy, Jordan Triplett and Anna Grace Triplett, Will, Tyler and Tanner Triplett, Magnus and Keiko Johnson; and dear friend, Eileen Deegan.

Those who mourn his passing remember him for his passion for golf, travel, salad, and above all things spending time with his family. A reluctant dog whisperer, a coach and mentor for both sports and life, and a quiet steadfast champion for learning and human decency, he was generous to causes he believed in and even more giving to the people around him. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to charity are welcome and appreciated.

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life service to be held on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at the Little Falls Quaker Meeting House in Fallston, MD. Following the service, a reception will be hosted at the Manor Tavern, 15819 Old York Rd., Monkton, MD. All are welcome. If you intend to be present for either the ceremony or the reception that follows, please send word of intention to kmurphy@accessdupage.org for planning purposes.