Brandyn James Murtaugh

August 30, 1991 - October 10, 2020
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Brandyn James Murtaugh, 29, of Uhrichsville, died Saturday, October 10, 2020 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

A son of Kimberly Murtaugh of New Philadelphia and the late Brian K. Beal, Brandyn was born August 30, 1991 at Dover, Ohio.

Brandyn attended Indian Valley Schools where he was very active…

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Brandyn James Murtaugh, 29, of Uhrichsville, died Saturday, October 10, 2020 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

A son of Kimberly Murtaugh of New Philadelphia and the late Brian K. Beal, Brandyn was born August 30, 1991 at Dover, Ohio.

Brandyn attended Indian Valley Schools where he was very active in sports and was a member of the baseball, football, track and wrestling teams. He then transferred to Dover Schools at the beginning of his junior year and was a member of the football team and graduated in 2010. Brandyn then attended one year at Mt. Union University where he also was a member of the football team.

Following his time at Mt. Union, Brandyn became a Calvary Scout in the Ohio National Guard for HHC, 1-145th Armor Regiment. He reached the rank of Specialist before he received an honorable discharge after six years of service.

He was employed for several years by Quanex Building Product at Cambridge. Over the years, Brandyn received many promotions and most recently earned the title of Production Supervisor.

Brandyn attended NewPointe Community Church at Dover where he was recently baptized.

He had a passion for the outdoors, especially for fishing and hunting and was a true “adrenaline junkie”. Most of all, Brandyn will be remembered for his generous spirit and larger than life personality.

He is survived by his mother, Kimberly; his grandparents, Judy and Neil Beal and Daniel Murtaugh all of Dover; his siblings, Brian Beal II of Georgia, Briana (Jay) Reardon of Dennison and Ashley Zorzi of New Philadelphia; two nieces and a nephew, Haven, Aria and Carson Rhinehart; his former spouse, Savanna Treasure and her children, Wyatt Fry and Journey Rowland; his dear friends, Justin Rentsch, Cody Carpenter, Cliff Jackson, Kain Fedeley, Adam Bell and Dalton Ryan and numerous other extended family members and friends.

In addition to his father, Brandyn was preceded in death by his grandmother, Judy Murtaugh.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A funeral service celebrating Brandyn’s life will be held Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Dwight Mason officiating. Cremation will follow the services and a private inurnment service with military honors will be held in East Avenue Cemetery at New Philadelphia at a later date.

Contributions may be made in Brandyn’s memory to Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas County, P.O. Box 466, New Philadelphia, OH 44663


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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

East Avenue Cemetery


1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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A private inurnment service with military honors will be held at a later date.

Donation Information

Friends of the Homeless

PO Box 466
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: August 30, 1991
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Carrie Hall posted on 10/16/20

Brandyn..AKA pretty boy(inside joke between him and I). We had so many talks at work (Quanex) on a daily basis. Such a genuine, down to earth, beautiful human being, who brought so much light into people's lives. You will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace pretty boy!!!


Corey Lamberts posted on 10/15/20

So sorry for your loss! Prayers of comfort for your family during this difficult time.


Amy Van Epps posted on 10/15/20

Kim, I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Sean Wilson posted on 10/15/20

Kim and family my condolences are with you during this difficult time. He was a great guy and a graduate of my class at Dover. I will miss him.


Judy Mirka posted on 10/15/20

Neil & Judy, So sorry for your loss. ? You are in my prayers. When we lived in Baltic we attended NorthPoint Church. Brandyn attended a fabulous church. Dwight is amazing! Wish I could give you both a hug like you did me at George’s funeral. Love you both! Judy Mirka


Jeff Wycinski posted on 10/15/20

Brandy was a great guy and will be sadly missed. Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends...


Barry T Murtaugh posted on 10/15/20

You are in my thoughts and prayers, sister. I love you.


Diane McGilvery posted on 10/15/20

My deepest sympathy to family and friends of Brandyn. He was definitely a light in this world with his positive attitude and always smiling and friendly personality. It is comforting to know that he was a Christian and God chose him for his Kingdom. He will be missed by many! Prayers of comfort sent to all who knew him. He will forever live on in your hearts, minds and his legacy. Till we meet again..I am grateful that I was able to meet you Brandyn and I know you will do even greater work in heaven. RIH. I believe if he were here he would tell all of you to live your life to the fullest, love your friends and family and never take anything for granted.


Todd & Kristin Milburn posted on 10/14/20

We are so sorry for your loss and we will keep you all in our prayers. Love, Todd & Kristin Milburn


Katie (Deeds) Holowaty posted on 10/14/20

A wonderful light I am thankful to have had the pleasure of knowing, starting back in our high school at DHS. May God hold Brandyn in the palms of His hands. Prayers and my deepest condolences to all who knew him and loved him.


Katelyn Bennett posted on 10/14/20

To the family and friends of this gentleman I have never had the privilege of meeting, my condolences for your loss. I’ll pray for him, may he find peace and love in heaven with the lord. May we all come together with our loved ones when it’s our turn to pass from this world.


Kathy Renicker Knight posted on 10/14/20

Kim, I am sorry for your loss..your family is on my thoughts and prayers...


Heidi Reichardt posted on 10/14/20

Peter and Heidi Reichardt are sending their condolence to Kim and her family. So sorry for your loss.


Connie Bolitho posted on 10/14/20

I am sorry for the loss of your son. My heart aches fo you.


Pat Clarke posted on 10/14/20

So sorry for your loss Kim. Prayers till you meet again.


Tom posted on 10/14/20

You will be missed by many my friend! Prayers for all the family and friends...


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 10/14/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Brandyn James Murtaugh, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US National Guard Veteran, Brandyn James Murtaugh, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Carole Ray Cleary posted on 10/14/20

May God’s peace be with you at this time. Your family is in our thoughts & prayers.


Tracy Smith posted on 10/14/20

Im so sorry about the loss of Brandyn. I was very good friends with his dad. I meant him at his dads memorial and he was a very nice young man. My prayers to family and friends. May god be with you all during this sad tragic. You all are in my prayers ??? LoveTracy


Mary an Mike Crolley posted on 10/13/20

I use to watch Brandyn an Dalton play football, these two played so hard, Grandma uses to tell them get them boys get them~ RIP Brandyn~sadly miss~???


CONSTANCE BRIDGE posted on 10/13/20

Little did we know when we had supper together at Bob Evans a couple weeks ago that it would be the last time we would see Brandyn on earth. Our (George and my) last words to him were that we had a lot of sleeping space if any of the family wanted to come and visit. I send sincere condolences to Kym and Ashley and Ashley's children and all the rest of his family and friends who will miss him greatly. We are making tentative plans to attend the service but at the moment George is in Vermont visiting his dad.. To Brandyn: We will see you again; as the old hymn says, "When we all get to heaven, What a day of rejoicing that will be, When we all see Jesus, We'll sing and should the victory!" Until then, Aunt Connie


Fred R Shook posted on 10/13/20

A brother in Arms. We didn't serve together, but the loss of you is felt in the whole world. Til Valhalla.


Tyler Strickland posted on 10/13/20

Truly a larger than life personality and those lucky enough to know him were always left with a smile. He was loved by so many and touched the lives of everyone who got the privilege to know him. It's truly a sad time with him gone but Brandyn's presence is felt strongly throughout the hearts and minds of his friends and those who love him. Rest easy, my friend. We're all better for having known you.


Misty Wheeler posted on 10/13/20

Rest high my friend...


Kurt Smith posted on 10/13/20

What a bright spirit. I'm not sure I ever saw him without a smile. Genuine guy.


Darin McMillen posted on 10/13/20

I’m so sorry for your loss. I coached Brandon in T-Ball. Anyone with a good eye, could tell we would become a fantastic Athlete. Darin McMillen


Amanda Cox posted on 10/13/20

Kim & family, So sorry for your loss. Time slips by & life goes on , but from our hearts you are never gone, we think about you always, we talk about you too, we have so many memories but we wish we still had you. Much Love, Jim & Amanda Cox


Marci Falappi posted on 10/13/20

Too good to be too soon. All will miss you.


Jamie L Turner posted on 10/13/20

I worked with Brandyn at quanex. And in my time there he was so kind. My deepest sympathy goes to his family.


Mike & Jenn Cookson posted on 10/13/20

Our deepest sympathy, prayers for you & your family Kim ??


Vinicia Nolan posted on 10/13/20

Prayers for your family. I love you Kym !


Deb malott posted on 10/13/20

Wow what a wonderful young person.


Kimberly Fadeley posted on 10/13/20

We are very sad and heartbroken over Brandyn’s passing. Brandyn was such a beautiful person and had a gentle soul - our son Kain Fadeley is going to be lost without him and their daily conversations - their fishing and hunting trips and just everything they shared - Brandyn was like a brother to him - thank you for raising such a fine young man who brought so much to everyone’s life he touched - we will love him and miss him forever - Peace be with you all during this difficult time - Kim Fadeley and Danny Mosti (Kain’s parents)


Quentin Singleton posted on 10/13/20

To The Brandyn Murtaugh Families, It is with my deepest heartfelt sympathy and Condolences that I express to everyone of you during this difficult time.. Brandyn was truly a remarkable person.I remember him playing Dover Crimson Tornadoes Football and what a great player.. It is also great that he served his Country..May God Bless your family..


Deborah Engesser posted on 10/13/20

I am so very sorry for your loss, and I want you to know that I will be praying for strength, peace, and comfort for all of those who hold Brandyn close to their hearts. With Heartfelt Christian Love.


Helen sommers posted on 10/13/20

God gave you your wings today I know you will be watching over your mom ,Justin, Cody. Thank you for being such a royal Freind to Cody it's not goodbye bub it until we meet again ! Fly high. Love Helen Sommers


Shannon Karcher posted on 10/13/20

It was an absolute pleasure to know “Murt”! We will always remember his bigger than life smile and giant heart. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to his family. May Christ give you peace during this difficult time. The Karcher Family... Bill & Shannon Tanner & Courtney (Shuss) Tynne


Lisa McConnell posted on 10/13/20

So very sorry to hear of Brandyn’s passing. He was a very friendly young man. I want to say thank you for serving our country. May peace be found in the many memories he left. Praying that the family may find peace from God and each other.


Jim cooper posted on 10/13/20

I’m so sorry for your loss ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family !


Gerald and Cherryll Murphy posted on 10/13/20

This is so very painful... our deepest and most sincere sympathy goes out to your family. Only the Lord can comfort in times like this. What a blessing to have the peace of knowing where Brandyn is. May the Lord help you bear this heartache.


Tammy Jackson posted on 10/13/20

The way you loved my little man “Cliff” no one could ever fill those shoes , we aren’t going to say good bye to you, its until we’re together again . Love, Aunt Tammy, Brittany , Cliff, and Hope


Liz Maseth posted on 10/13/20

Blessings and prayers Briana to you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. Love, Eric and Liz Maseth and Family


Sheila Maple posted on 10/13/20

So sorry for your loss Kimberly.


Danielle Doran posted on 10/13/20

My heart is so felt for your loss. Sending all my love


Terry Wilson posted on 10/13/20

What a great hero and friend I'll miss talking to u rest in peace brother


Kim Pennell posted on 10/13/20

My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. I will continue to pray for all of you, that you may find comfort in each other as well as in your community. Love, Kim (Chmielewski) Pennell


Trevor J Anthony posted on 10/13/20

I just wanted to say that I am still at complete disbelief of this,and I’m terribly sorry for you guys and Murtaugh were in basic together the entire time and he was my hero I looked up to him and I was really glad I was able to contact him recently and talked with him after all these years we still had each other’s back....he will forever be a badass in my book.If there is anything I can do for the family please do not hesitate to ask me I really wanted to attend to the funeral but I fear I may not have time due to my upcoming deployment.Thank you for letting him join the Army bc if you had not I wouldn’t have met such an amazing soldier,leader and brother


Kara Riley posted on 10/13/20

I would just like to let you know what a remarkable young man you raised. He never judged anyone. He was always so excepting. I remember all the laughs I had with him being around. Brandyn was the most genuine person I have ever met honestly. He always made everyone feel welcomed. If I needed someone to talk to I knew I could talk to him. Fly high brandyn you will truly be missed.


Tracey Jackson posted on 10/13/20

With sympathy, with love. Beautiful obituary for such a very loved man. Tracey Arnold Jackson


David Schweitzer posted on 10/13/20

So sorry for your loss Kim. He was a role model and anyone would be proud to have a son like him. My family had a ton of respect for him and he will be missed. Thoughts and Prayers to the family.


Linda Norris Reese posted on 10/13/20

So very sorry to hear of Brandyn’s passing. He was a very friendly young man and accomplished much. May peace be found in the many memories he left


Helen Sommers posted on 10/13/20

God gave you your wings today he knows how special you were to everyone you impacted everyone's life you knew your gone but you will never be forgotten ! Thank you for being such a royal Freind to Cody . I know you'll continue to look over him in Justin. I love you bud!!!


Carolyn Wise Quanex Emoyee posted on 10/13/20

So sorry for your loss. Brandyn was a really decent person that always had a hi how you doing today for everyone. I am sure he will be missed by everyone that he came in contact with.


Carolyn Wise Quanex Emoyee posted on 10/13/20

I will miss that wave and smile