One of the world’s greatest Shakespeare teachers dies at 96. I was a student of his at UCSB. Great experience.
This is Murph’s daughter, Susan, writing to tell you that Dad passed away at 3:40 a.m. the morning of February 15, 2018. He died peacefully at 96 years of age.
You may know that his beloved wife, Laura, died a little over a year ago at the age 0f 93. They had been married for 73 years.
Neither of them wanted memorial services or any big fanfare. They didn’t even want obits published. I may ignore that one and submit obits anyway. Their ashes will be laid to rest together at Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara.
If you wish to honor them in some way, donations can be made in their names to a non-profit organization that they supported over the years and that they deeply believed in. It is Project Aurora, P.O. Box 193, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 (501C3 corporation). They had a very personal connection to this group.
If you have any questions or want more information, please let me know. Feel free to pass this email & news on to whomever would want the info.
An earlier post here.