Paul Mark Murphy died August 23, 2010 from a rare cancer. A lifetime resident of San Pedro, Paul was born on November 12, 1939 to John and Esther Murphy. Paul was a graduate of the CA Maritime Academy, where he received his education as a maritime engineer. Serving in the capacity of port engineer for almost 50 years, Paul was one of the most dedicated and respected members of the industry. Paul remained active in his retirement as a member, and last year’s president of the Society of Port Engineers. He also volunteered for L.A. Maritime Institute and helped organize the tall ships events in L.A. Harbor. More recently, Paul volunteered his knowledge and expertise aboard the S.S. Lane Victory. He was very proud of the work done onboard the Lane Victory by all involved, and considered her his second home. A man of great integrity and vitality, Paul is survived by his beloved wife and daughter, Merry and Katie - as well as by a host of dear friends, colleagues and extended family…all of whom will take forward a bit of what Paul Murphy gave to them.
Memorial Services will be held aboard the S.S. Lane Victory at 2:00 pm on Septebmer 18, 2010