Robert W. Murphy

Robert W. Murphy, 85, of Reno, OH passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born Wednesday, November 17, 1926 in Rome, NY to the late Clarence and Dorothea Murphy.

Robert graduated from Cornell University with a BA degree in Chemistry. He worked as a Chemical Engineer for Union Carbide silicon division in Sistersville, WV, Antox Chemical Co. in New Cumberland, WV and later retiring from American Cyanimid. Robert served in the U.S. Navy in WW II as a medic.

He is survived by his wife Frances Floyd Murphy of Reno, sons Robert W. Murphy Jr. (Pamela) of Columbus, OH, Paul Murphy of Lapote, TX, Barry Murphy (Marlene) of Marietta, grandchildren Ryan, Jason, Nick, and Andrew Murphy and Erin Wise, great grandchildren Natalie, Adrienne and Owen Wise, sisters Ann Hall of Rome, NY and Marge Harris (Robert) of Venice, FL. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Beach Murphy (June 1996) and a brother Donald Murphy (1998).

Memorials may be made to the Reno V.F.D. P.O. Box 346, Reno, OH 45773. In accordance with Robert’s wishes he donated his body to Ohio University. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made at