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Richard C. Murray, M.D.
Richard C. Murray, M.D. 84, of Milwaukee, a well known doctor, formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, one day before his 85th birthday.
Born Dec. 22, 1931 in Menominee, to Richard P. "Jab" Murray and Marie (Cleary) Murray, he graduated in 1950 as Valedictorian from Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Marinette and earned B.S. and M.D. degrees with highest honors from Marquette University in Milwaukee.
He married Alice Marie Worth on Sept. 22, 1956 and she preceded him in death in 2007 after 52 years of marriage. Their younger daughter, Mary Emily (Emo of Downtown Sandwich Sub Shoppe fame) died in 1993 of Cystic Fibrosis at the age of 32. Most children with CF barely make it to age 10, so it was a challenging, rewarding and heartbreaking journey with his daughter.
After completing Internship and Residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Milwaukee Hospital, he served in the United States Army Medical Corps and later practiced with the Boren Clinic in Marinette for 18 years. He then practiced in Oshkosh and Sturgeon Bay from which he retired and in Milwaukee with Family Health Plan, after his wife's death.
Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1965, he voluntarily re-certified in 1992.
He enjoyed his children, grandchildren, large dogs, golf, gardening, travel and music, especially Opera and the Milwaukee Symphony. A fan of the Green Bay Packers, for whom his father played from 1921 through 1925 with his father's friend, Curly Lambeau, he attended his first Packer game when he was seven and his last game, the day Brett Favre was put on the ring at Lambeau Field. He, once said, he "loved the Bears as much as he hated them".
He was an intelligent, caring, talented, highly focused yet humble man and was and is one of God's nobility.
He is survived by a son, Timothy of Oshkosh and Menominee; a daughter, Elizabeth Tietjen of Los Angeles, Ca.; three grandchildren and a great -granddaughter.
Per his wishes, his body has been donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin and upon return of his remains, a private Memorial Service will be held at Forrest Home Cemetery in Marinette. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in his daughter's name, Mary Emily Murray are appreciated.