Elbridge “Ridge” Bennett Murray V, 25, of Baltimore, Md., Formerly of Dagsboro, died suddenly on Friday, November 26, 2021.
Ridge was born January 2, 1996 in Seaford, son of Elbridge Bennett Murray IV and Dana Banks Murray. He graduated from the Indian River High School Class of 2014 and the University of Delaware in 2018 with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree with a double major in accounting and finance.
Ridge was previously employed at Warren Station on Fenwick Island and DiFebo’s Restaurant in Bethany Beach during the summers in high school and college, where he developed many relationships throughout his life and learned his passion for the maid. food. Ridge was currently employed as a Senior Accountant with Pivot Physical Therapy at the head office in Towson, MD, and had previously worked with Grant Thornton LLP while living in Newark and later in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, in. Pennsylvania. Ridge recently completed his CPA. and was proud of his accomplishment.
Ridge was a talented football player, and as a high school student he was a member of the championship team, winning the first Indian River State football championship in the fall of 2013. Ridge also played football during many years with the River Rovers Travel Team with the River Soccer Club. . He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed watching Premier League and MLS football as well as NFL football. His love of the outdoors extended to his passion for snowboarding, bodyboarding and skimboarding. He enjoyed traveling across the country from Vermont to Utah and more. Ridge enjoyed playing the trumpet in the Indian River Orchestra during his high school years and was also a member of the University of Delaware Marching Band during his first two years in college.
Ridge made the most of his life and enjoyed traveling whenever he had the chance. His family was paramount in his life as he loved spending quality time with his family and never missed a party, birthday or anniversary celebration. Although his death was entirely premature, the impact Ridge had on his family, friends and community will never be forgotten.
Ridge is survived by his parents, Bennett and Dana Murray of Dagsboro; her sister, Riley Murray of Dagsboro; paternal grandparents Elbridge Bennett Murray III and Betty Murray of Ocean View; maternal grandparents, Jeffrey and Barbara Banks of Frankford; his uncle, David Murray and his wife Kenna of Georgetown, and their two children, Spencer Murray and his wife Rachel of Millsboro, and Paiton Long and her husband Luke of Frankford; a great uncle, Robert Daisey and his wife Venetia of Georgetown; her cousin, Taite Daisey of St. Petersburg, Florida; and her “Aunt Kaka”, Kathy Welch of Milford.
A funeral service celebrating Ridge’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, December 4, at Ocean View Church of Christ, 55 West Ave., Ocean View, which friends and family can visit after 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Carey Cemetery. in Frankford. Masks are mandatory regardless of vaccination status.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a scholarship fund established in Ridge’s name, in the care of the Indian River High School Alumni Association, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro, DE 19939. Please write ” Ridge Murray Scholarship âon the memo line.
Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.