“Worth Marsh Murdoch
SALISBURY – Worth Marsh Murdoch, 51, of Salisbury, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010.
A Salisbury native, Worth and his twin brother, Julian Carpenter Murdoch, were born July 27, 1958, in Salisbury to the late William Speight Murdoch, Sr., and Isabelle Carpenter Murdoch.
A graduate of South Rowan High School and Wingate College, Worth completed his education at the University of Manchester (England), where he received a B.S in Textile Engineering.
Achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, Worth also received the God and Country award along side his beloved twin brother, Julian Carpenter Murdoch, who predeceased him in 1993. Scouting is a tradition in the Murdoch family and Worth, along with his late father and his brothers was an avid participant and supporter of all aspects of the Scouting. While active Scouts, Worth and Julian were Camp Counselors at Camp John J. Bernhardt located in New London.
Upon retiring from a career in textiles in Charlottesville, Va., Worth and his family returned to Salisbury, where he continued the family tradition of community service through participation in Scouting and The Students in Training Program.
A life-long member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Worth was instrumental in the goal of making the church and surrounding buildings environmentally friendly. Among family and friends, Worth was well-known for his skills as a gourmet cook. Among his other talents, Worth was recognized for his knowledge of historic home renovation techniques.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Jane Guarini-Murdoch, whom he met and married in Charlottesville; their son, William Speight Murdoch, III; brothers, Haynes Carpenter Murdoch and wife Laura Orland Murdoch of Salisbury and William Speight Murdoch, Jr. and wife Adair Elliot Murdoch of Kingsport, Tenn. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends, all of whom he loved dearly, remain to mourn his passing.
Visitation & Service: The family will receive friends at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Whayne M. Hougland, Jr., the Rector of St. Luke’s will officiate. Interment will follow at City Memorial Park Cemetery along side his parents and brother.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Central North Carolina Council of the Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 250, Albemarle, NC 28002.
Summersett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com
Published by Salisbury Post on Feb. 17, 2010.”