John L.V. Murphy III, 51, contracting firm co-owner

October 29, 2003

John L.V. Murphy III, founder and co-owner of a contracting company, died of a heart attack Saturday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air after collapsing at his Monkton home. He was 51.

Mr. Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised in Roland Park. He was a 1970 graduate of Boys' Latin School and attended Loyola College.

Mr. Murphy had sold dental instruments and homeowner warranty insurance for HMS Insurance of Potomac before establishing Manor Woods LLC, a commercial and residential contracting company, in 1992.

A Monkton resident since 1987, Mr. Murphy enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors.

He was a former member of the Baltimore Country Club and was a member of the Johns Hopkins Club.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Smith and Greely avenues, in Mount Washington.

Mr. Murphy is survived by his wife of 28 years, the former June Inman; a daughter, Shawn Inman Murphy of Monkton; his mother, Elizabeth Rutledge Murphy of Baltimore; a brother, Kevin J. Murphy of Baltimore; five sisters, Penny M. Miller of Phoenix, Wallis M. Weiner-Trapness of Mendham, N.J., and Edie M. Loughlin, Erin Murphy and Beth M. Darrell, all of Baltimore.

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