In Memory of James Murfey ’70

James Murfey was born in 1947 in Cleveland, OH. On July 25, 2019 he lost a very short battle with cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer). He was 71. His wife of 33 years Janet, daughter Megan, son Brooks, daughter-in-law Katie, grandson Charlie and brother “Skip” were by his side as he peacefully passed. His family loved him dearly and miss him dreadfully. Jim attended Hawken School, Taft School in CT, Ripon College in WI, and got his MBA from Cleveland State University. He spent his working years at Pickands Mather and Cleveland-Cliffs. Jim was a longtime member of both the Kirtland Country Club and the Tavern Club. He served as President of the Board of Trustees of Red Oak Camp for many years. In 2005 the family moved from Kirtland Hills to a horse farm in NH, and from there to Aiken, SC five years ago. Jim, or “Murf” as his friends called him, loved golf, shooting, and spending time with his family. He was helpful to anyone with computer problems and was known for his sense of humor and silly one-liners. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Clara and Latham W. Murfey, Jr. and his younger brother William H. Murfey (Karen). He is survived by his middle brother Latham W. Murfey, III (Marion), several nieces, a nephew, and cousins. Private burial will be at held at the family plot in Lakeview Cemetery on Saturday, August 3rd in Cleveland. A 4pm service will follow at St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church, 8870 Baldwin Road, Kirtland Hills, OH and a reception at 5pm at the Kirtland Country Club. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations be made to Red Oak Camp.