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Sad News: Steve Murdock passed away

11 Apr 2023 2:37 PM | Joseph Lariscy (Administrator)

Steve H. Murdock - Wikipedia

We are sad to share the news that Steve Murdock passed away on Friday, April 7 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Memorial services are pending, but will likely be April 28th or 29th in Lakeway, Texas.

Steve was President of the SDA in 1995. We will celebrate his contributions to our organization and the field of demography at the 2023 Meeting in San Antonio (October 18-20).

As everyone knows, Steve had a long, distinguished career in demography, rural sociology, and impact analysis. Until Mary, Steve had no children – she gave him a grandson, George, whom he adored. Beyond his family, his legacy lives on the many distinguished careers of the students he taught and mentored.

Folks can send condolences to: Dr. Mary Zey - 7102 Mountain Trail, Austin, TX 78732

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

The Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/, or 

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Dr. Steven Murdock and Dr. Mary Zey Demography Fellowship at https://giving.utsa.edu/makeagift

  • Choose “Other” in the drop down menu and designate your support in memory Steven Murdock, or 
  • Make checks payable to UTSA and mail to: UTSA Gift Services, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249; on memo line, write “in memory of Steven Murdock.”  
  • You may call 210-458-4130 with questions


Kara Joyner,

President, Southern Demographic Association
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