John Murphy, a retired Sony Music Distribution executive, died Saturday,
June 2, from a sudden heart attack. Murphy, who was 56 years-old, had been
on vacation with his wife in Flagstaff, Arizona, and had just returned from
jogging when the attack occurred.

"John was a great friend of the music industry and one of the originators
that helped bring the industry's business practices forward," says Danny
Yarbrough, Murphy's friend, colleague, and former boss. Murphy was with Sony
for about 25 years, culminating in the position of senior VP of sales and

Murphy is survived by his wife Mary and his children John and Sara. Wake services will be held on Thursday, June 7 from 4 PM - 8 PM at Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Road, Trumball, CT 06611; 203-373-1013. The funeral mass will be held Friday, June 8 at 10 AM at St. Catherine of Siena, 220 Shelton Road, Trumbull, CT 06611; 203-377-3133. The Family requests in lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Catherine of Siena Building Fund.