John Michael Murto, 64

May 12, 2010

MARCH 14, 1946-MAY 11, 2010

John Michael Murto, age 64, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away early Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 14, 1946, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late Harry Chalmers Murto and Dorothea L. (O'Leary) Murto.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Johnny spent 28 1/2 years in federal service, retiring from the Library of Congress as a computer programmer in June 2001.


He was a lifetime member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro, where he participated and volunteered at Camp West Mar. He was also a member of Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport and AMVETS Post 9 in Middletown.

He was the husband of Eleanor Anderson Murto, whom he married Oct. 11, 1980. He is also survived by his daughter, Sarah E. Murto; six brothers, William R., Francis P. and Joseph A., all of Fort Myers, Fla., James F. of Lusby, Md., Robert A. of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Richard C. of Tampa, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Ann Murto; and one brother, Harry Clair Murto.

No service will be held.

Family and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration on Sunday, May 16, 2010, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10, 710 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Prayers and the presentation of military honors will take place at 6 p.m.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in the name of John M. Murto to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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