View Full Version : Matthew Murphy has passed away.

01-31-2015, 11:20 AM
Register-Star (http://www.registerstar.com/obituaries/article_c56131ce-7cb2-11e4-852c-4faeeee727c3.html)
(New York)
December 6, 2014

Matthew Hilt (“Matt”) Murphy, age 91 of Claverack, New York passed away peacefully on November 20 at Barnwell Nursing Center in Valatie, N Y. Born on July 4th, 1923 in Hatboro, PA, he was the son of Verna Lois Hilt and Matthew Hyacinth Murphy.

Matt served in the US Navy during World War II, preparing and painting 3-D maps of Japan. After his discharge, while attending NYU, Matt courted and married Mary Greenawalt of Bronxville, NY.

First working with King Features Syndicate and Harvey Publications, Matt became Executive Editor at Western Publishing, overseeing and creating numerous comics based on properties from Disney, motion pictures, and television.

Upon retirement, Matt spent his time with his loving wife, extended family, enjoying personal and commercial photography, travel, and genealogy.

Matt was a member of the National Cartoonists Society, S.A.R., The Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, Huguenot Society, among others.

Mary predeceased Matt in 2013 and he now joins his beloved for eternity. Matt is survived by his children, Mary Lois Dezenzio and Matthew S. Murphy as well as two grown grandsons and five great-grandchildren.

Private services to be announced at a future date.

paul brian deberry
01-31-2015, 01:30 PM
ah, that stinks. i will always be a fan.