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David C. Murphy

Born November 8, 1964

David C. Murphy, age 51, of Newark, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

A lifelong Delawarean, David was born in Wilmington on November 8, 1964, and was the son of Andrew J. and Eleanor (Robb) Murphy. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware, receiving both his undergraduate and master’s degree with honors. David made his career as an accountant with NAPA Auto Parts where he was employed for a number of years.

An avid sports fan, David enjoyed cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies each season and was a UD Blue Hen’s season ticket holder. He was passionate exercise and fitness enthusiast and a gym devotee. Active in his community, David gave of his time by volunteering for the City of Newark. He adored spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.

David was preceded in death by his father, Andrew. He is survived by his mother, Eleanor; sisters, Jane E. Orescan (Jud) and Susan L. DelPercio (David); and nieces and nephews, Adam and Paige Orescan and Amy, Andrew and Sarah DelPercio.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday morning, April 13, 2016, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.


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  • One of the kindess men I have ever met.May you rest in peace
    my brother. Love Pete

  • God bless your family during this time. Be at peace David….

  • Mrs. Murphy, Jane, Susan….I was saddened to learn of David’s passing, I last saw him at a UD football game. He was always happy to talk and happy to be at the game, it was always a pleasure to run into him! Funny how memories get triggered….

    A couple of weeks ago I walked past a bucket of Wiffle Balls and bats in my garage and I thought of all those summers playing Wiffle Ball with David in your driveway. For some reason we always played in YOUR driveway! The games never ended at a prescribed score or number of innings, no the game usually ended with the ball crashing loudly into the screen door many times until Mrs. Murphy couldn’t take it any longer, would scold us and we would all scatter, like we were scared…….only to return and do it all over again later that afternoon, all summer long!

  • I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences to David’s family during this difficult time. I worked with David during his time at NAPA Auto Parts and got to know him pretty well over the last couple years. I really enjoyed discussing sports with him, especially college football. He had a subtle, sly sense of humor; sometimes after a conversation, a word or a phrase David used would pop back in your head, and you would start laughing. Even with the challenges he had to deal with, David was the kind of person that you sought out when you were having a bad day, because you knew talking to him would make it better.

    David was a good man and I will miss him very much.

  • Dearest Eleanor, Jane and Susan along with your loved ones. Red and I were devastated by the passing of David. A generous, loving, and kind young man, who was loved and admired by our family, will surely be missed but
    Remembered always.
    God Bless your family and always know we
    Love you all
    DD and Red

  • Dear Jane, Jud and family. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May you fine peace at this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy.

    Edna & Bob Waller

  • Jane, Jud, Paige and Adam – and all of the Murphy family – I send my thoughts and prayers to you as you manage this painful time. I pray that God’s love will lift you up as you cherish all your memories.

    Love, Laurie

  • My deepest condolences go out to David`s family. I first met David when I was Dean of Students at UD. He was a terrific student and I enjoyed getting to know him. After he graduated, I kept seeing him at High Energy Gym and other fitness facilities. He was a wonderful, gentle person with a terrific smile. I will miss him but I have many goodl memories of him.