Theodore Jay Murphy, Sr.

August 30, 1936 ‒ February 14, 2020

Marion, Ohio

Theodore Jay Murphy, Sr., age 83 of Marion, passed away at his home on Friday, February 14, 2020, after a courageous battle with heart disease.

He was born in Marion, Ohio on August 30, 1936, to the late Robert P. and Florence B. (Schwindler) Murphy.  On May 25, 1958, Ted was united in marriage to Mary Ann Makeever and they have been married for 61 years.

Ted attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Morral High School in 1954.  Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country.

Ted was a production manager for the Eaton Corporation and retired after 40 years of service.  While at Eaton, Ted was also active in Junior Achievement of Marion where he served as Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors.

Ted was also the founder and owner of Murphy Industries, Inc. of Marion.  He was  an active member of International Door Association (IDA) and was recognized with the Industry Members Service Award.  Ted enjoyed numerous trips to Korea and China to work with friends and business partners abroad.

Ted was a hardworking  and independent man who lived life to the fullest, and loved his family unconditionally. Ted was a caring man that loved giving to others, which brought him much joy.  His giving nature impacted the lives of countless people.

Ted was a lifelong parishioner of the St. Mary’s Church of Marion.

Ted will be missed by his devoted wife, Mary Ann Murphy; his two sons: Theodore J. (Terri) Murphy, Jr. of Marion, and Paul (Jennifer) Murphy of Marion;  brothers Joseph, and Michael (Sharon) of Marion; sisters Patricia Granlee, Marge (Jack) Myers, and Kay (Larry) Walters of Marion;  six grandchildren, Molly (Win), Mary Katherine, Sarah, Katie, Madalyn and Jacob Murphy; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers, Robert “Bob”, William “Bill”,   Edward “Ed”  , Jean, Frederick “Fred”, and Arthur.

Visitation will be Friday, February 21, 2020 at Snyder Funeral Homes, GUNDER/HALL Chapel, 347 West Center St., Marion from 4PM to 7PM; Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 22, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main St., Marion at 10AM with Father Thomas Buffer officiating; burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Ted’s honor to St. Mary Catholic Church and The American Heart Association.

The Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to be serving the Murphy family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

  • Ted was a good man I was the first one to work for him at Murphy industries in the 1970s I was in my 20s he was so good to me my son would have not had a Christmas if not for Ted and Mary I have so many good memories especially of Ted’s father Bob Murphy to me he was my grandpa I called him grandpa the only grandpa I ever knew he was so good to me The Murphy family treated me just like part of their family I worked with Ted’s dad every day at the shop grandpa would bring fresh donuts every morning. Such wonderful memories Ted will be missed he was a good man we do anything for anybody he did so much for me and I do appreciate that. I love you Ted Murphy you have earned your wings now you can fly with the Angels

  • Ted was an honest, frank, and overall good man. I had the fortune to interact with him many times in Door Industry. Ted had a very strong reputation as a knowledgable and honest as a person to deal with/refer to. He’ll be greatly missed by his door injury contacts. RIP Ted. My sympathies to his family at this most difficult time!

  • Ted was a good man who always treated me and others with kindness and respect. In my dealings with Ted in the garage industry as a vendor of products we purchased from Murphy Industries for our companies located in California Ted was always very professional and honest in our relationship. Many condolences to his family. Ted will be missed by all that knew him.

  • It is with great sadness to hear of the passing. Ted was a unique caring person who I considered a great friend. His outlook on business, personal relationships, faith in God and willingness to help anyone made him someone of outstanding character. He will truly be missed. To the family, Karen and I offer our sincere and deepest condolence.
    May his soul and the souls of the faithfully departed Rest In Peace.