Thursday, November 10, 2016

Arrangements for Deputy Chief Ronald Murphy, Urbana Volunteer Fire & Rescue

MSFA: Arrangements for Deputy Chief Ronald Murphy, Urbana Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Mr. Ronald Wayne Murphy, age 61, of Ijamsville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 7, 2016, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

He was the husband for 35 years of Sharon (Brandenburg) Murphy.

Born on April 5, 1955, in Frederick, he was the son of the late Gene Francis and Lucille (Rhoderick) Murphy.

Mr. Murphy devoted his entire life doing what he loved most, farming on his family farm in Ijamsville.

He was a graduate of Linganore High School in the Class of 1973.

He served the Urbana Fire Co. in numerous positions, including the Deputy Chief which was his current position.

He was a member of St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church in Ijamsville.

He also belonged to the Maryland Agriculture Council, active with Ag Week and was a member of Heart of Maryland Tractor Pullers.

In his youth, he was active in 4-H and Linganore FFA.

In addition to his wife, Sharon, he is survived by his siblings, Charles Murphy and wife Mary of Union Bridge, Joyce Fogle and husband Robert of Ijamsville, Lisa Gaver and husband Mike of New Market, and Steven Murphy of Ijamsville, and Rick Murphy of Ijamsville.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Marlene Brandenburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, Lloyd Brandenburg.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 10 a.m. at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 4103 Prices Distillery Road, Ijamsville, MD 21754. The burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick.

Contributions may be made in Mr. Murphy's name to the Urbana Fire Department, 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Chip Jewell, Director/Chief Frederick County Division of Volunteer Fire & Rescue Services
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