John David Murphy

April 10, 1932February 27, 2019

John David Murphy was born April 10, 1932 in Miami, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents Lazear “Si” and Charlotte (Stanton) Murphy, a brother Robert S. Murphy and niece Annette McLean.

John graduated from Miami Senior High School and the University of Florida. He was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and served two years in the US Army 1956-58.

John worked his entire career in the printing industry. He spent 16 years at Printcrafters, Inc. in Hialeah serving as Vice President before moving to California where he spent 15 years at Bowne of Los Angeles.

He is survived by two nieces and their families, Barbara Murphy, Canton, GA, Jeannette & David Wilkins, Cartersville, GA, a nephew Bill McLean, Norfolk, VA and his partner of 47 years Jim Brent, Burbank, CA.

Donations should be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Special thanks to everyone at Belmont Village Burbank who made life better.


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Lesley Sanchez

March 10, 2019

I had the privilege of being one of Johns nurses for the past two years. It has been such an honor getting to know John and Jim and see true love right before my very eyes. I’m truly blessed to have met these two. John will be sadly missed and I’ll miss seeing Jim and hearing his stories.

Julie Mays

March 7, 2019

My Uncle Joe was his dearest friend and college roommate, i grew up as a child knowing John Murphy as Uncle Murph, he was so much a part of our family all my life.
My fondest memories are attending University of Florida Gator football games with my uncle joe and Murph as most called him.
I adored him and am saddened by his passing but knowing he is in peace i send all my love and hugs to all his family.
God Bless ,
Love you Murph Rest in Peace ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Julie , Uncle Joe Evans neice

Ginger Hughes

March 6, 2019

I'll always remember the wonderful visits the 3 of us had together when you came to visit me. Most of all I'm glad to have had a chance to see how happy he made you and that you made him! May God bless and keep you always in his loving arms.

Tara Merithew

March 5, 2019

Jim - I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always have such great memories of you and John coming over around the holidays, eating lasagna or stuffed peppers, watching football together, and always having some good laughs. He will definitely be missed. Sending you lots of love and best wishes during this time.

- Tara

ROBIN Merithew

March 5, 2019

Dear Jim,

One of my favorite memories of John was what a good eater he was. He would wolf down 2 pieces of chocolate chip toll house pie like it was nothing! We surely miss him at the dinner table.

Remember Ken, Tara, and I will always he here for you.