The Dr. Michael Murphy Memorial Fund was created in 2018 by Michael’s wife, Gretchen. Mike (1947-2018) was a Marion area oral and maxillofacial surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Born in Athens, Ohio, he was active in sports, music, and theater. He married Gretchen in 1969 and enjoyed 48 years together. Both worked as teachers before Mike found his niche in dental health. In 1973, he earned his DDS degree with honors and was chosen to enter The Ohio State Oral and Maxillofacial Residency Program. He opened his first office in Marion in 1978 and practiced for over 40 years.
He loved fast exotic cars, his cigarette boat on Lake Erie, flying, scuba diving, and motorcycle riding.