US Marine Corps

David Harvey Murch

November 2, 2023

David Murch Obituary

LtCol David H. Murch USMC (ret), 92, of Eatontown, NJ, died Thursday, November 2. He was born in San Francisco, CA, but spent his early years in Burlingame and San Mateo. At 17 he joined the Navy Reserves, and in 1950 reenlisted into the Marine Corps. His first tour of duty was in Korea, 1951. His last assignment was Headquarters Marine Corps, Washington DC, 1980. He was extremely proud of his military career (as is his family) and he served with distinction. But he was more proud of his membership and almost 50 years of service as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

David was very active in his post-military life as a volunteer and member of many organizations including: YMCA Indians Guides, Boy Scouts of America, The International Brotherhood of Magicians, various sports officiating associations (David had at various times been an umpire/referee/official for every high school and college sport except wrestling, and was an internationally ranked men’s softball umpire), and barbershop quartets and choruses. He was a Yankees fan, loved crossword puzzles, and wrote a limerick every day starting as far back as 2008.

David is survived by Frieda, his beloved wife of 70 years, sons Kris, Keith, and Kevin, and 27 grand and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, November 18th at 2:00 PM at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 136 Wemrock Road Freehold, NJ 07728. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery will be held at a later date.

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November 18, 2023

2:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
136 Wemrock Road
Freehold, NJ 07728


Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Avenue
Arlington, VA 22211


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