Daryl Murphy, who served as editor of General Aviation News from 1985 to 1989, died Jan. 3, in his home in Irving, Texas. He was 76.
Murphy was born in Sterling, Kan., Nov. 14, 1935, to Clyde E. and Alice M. Burke Murphy and was the grandson of early homesteaders, Ralph I. Murphy and Julia Elinor Burns Murphy. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1953 and attended Kansas State University, Emporia State University and Sterling College. He married Kathleen Minter in 1964 and had one daughter, Kelley Maureen Murphy who was born in 1966.
He was with Cessna Aircraft in Wichita as merchandising manager before becoming the editor of General Aviation News. He also served as a correspondent for Aviation International News and was a contributor to Cessna Flyer, Piper Flyer, Airport Journal, Business Jet Flyer, as well as being the author of seven auto and aviation books.
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