Richard Murphy Obituary, Death – Stephen Murphy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 3, 1947, and he placed his last bet on February 25, 2023, when he was 75 years old. His birthplace was listed as Louisiana. Richie was a man who gambled, who enjoyed taking chances and testing the odds, and that was how he lived his life; he was always ready to drop a dollar on the underdog. Richie was a man who loved to take chances and challenge the odds. His parents, Gerard Patrick Murphy and Lois Darder Murphy, passed away before him. Richie is the only survivor of his family.
He is survived by his two sisters, Debra Murphy and Raynell Murphy; his nephew Scott Machutas; his nieces Kelly Machutas Rostad (and her husband Erick) and Susan Machutas Guidroz (and their husband Shawn); and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Gerard Guidroz, Claire Guidroz, Kate Guidroz, Cade Rostad, and Naya Rostad. Richie received his diploma from Warren Eastern High School in 1965, shortly after which he enlisted in the United States Army. He participated in the Vietnam War between the years 1966 and 1968. It wasn’t until he placed a moneyline wager that he found a permanent home at Wagner-Truax, where he worked as a maintenance manager until he retired.
Prior to that, he was a master of odd jobs. Richie looked forward to the thrill and excitement of the horse races, and you could find him almost every Saturday either betting on his favorites at the race track or watching the races with his friends at a favorite pub. Richie looked forward to the thrill and excitement of the horse races. He looked forward to the Weenie Dog Races every year with great anticipation. On Sundays, there was good ol’ fashioned football betting, and you could find Richie glued to the TV urging on the competing teams. His favorite was the team that he had the money on, so he was cheering for that squad.