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Michael J. 'Murph' Murphy, bartender
Michael J. 'Murph' Murphy, bartender

Michael J. "Murph" Murphy, a former city police detective who later owned a bar and managed a deli and a restaurant, died Feb. 18 at his Mallard Lakes, Del., home of complications of coronary and vascular disease. He was 68. The son of William Murphy, an accountant, and May Murphy, a homemaker, Michael John Murphy was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans. After graduating in 1964 from City College, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and was discharged in 1969. He joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1969 and was a patrolman in the Northeastern District until being promoted to detective. When he retired in 1977, he was assigned to the Eastern District. In 1977, Mr. Murphy...