Murphy, Noah Eugene born in Ramsey, IL December 26, 1930, the first born child of Edith and Noah L. Murphy, was raised in Waukegan, IL. He graduated from Waukegan Township High School in the class of 1949. He married his high school sweetheart Marion A. (Mimi) Kjesbo in 1951. Noah served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He served the city of Waukegan in elected and appointed positions: 12 years as Waukegan Park District commissioner, 12 years as Waukegan Alderman, 4 years as City Treasurer, 4 years as Building Commissioner and Community Services Director under Mayor Robert Sabonjian, with four more years under Mayor Haig Paravonian and 4 more years under mayor William Durkin. Retiring in August 1997, he and his wife moved to Sun City West in 1998. Mr. Murphy was a member of the Waukegan City Club and Glen Flora Country Club for 36 years, Bonnie Brook Men's Association, an active member in the Waukegan Jaycees, former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, all of Waukegan. He also belonged tothe Pebble Brook Men's Golf Club and Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Sun City West, AZ. Noah had a passion for the game of golf, and loved riding horses. He is survived by daughters, Melinda Murphy of Phoenix, AZ, Diana Murphy-Vetere (Nick) of San Diego, CA, Kathleen Fox (Johannes) of Aurora, CO and son, Patrick (Amy) Murphy of Glenwood Springs, CO. Also survived by grandchildren, Sarah and Candace Fox, Noah Riedel, Maxwell, Madeline and Riley Murphy and brother, James (Judy) Murphy and numerous nephews and nieces. Predeceased by both of his parents, Noah L. and Edith B. Murphy, infant brother, Barry Shawn Murphy and sister, Adele Williams. There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 19002 N. 128th Ave., Sun City West, AZ. Inurnment will be at National Memorial Cemetery of AZ.
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