Remembering Murph

Marita Murray, widow of Charles F. "Murph" Murray, was on hand for the unveiling of a plaque in her last husband's honor. (Kevin Remington photo)

Marita Murray, widow of Charles F. (Murph) Murray, was on hand for the unveiling of a plaque in her late husband's honor.

Prior to Saturday’s Hall of Fame football game against Hampden-Sydney, there was a brief ceremony in front of Doremus Gymnasium to unveil a plaque in honor of Charles F. “Murph” Murray. Murph, who served for 32 years as Washington and Lee’s “proctor” or head of security, died this past March. He was 86. His widow, Marita, was on hand for the unveiling. The plaque is perfectly situated to take advantage all the foot traffic to the newly-named Duchossois Athletic Complex. It’s worth pausing on the way back and forth across that bridge to pay tribute to someone who, as President Ken Ruscio has said, “shaped the character of W&L.”



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