John C. Murphy, Jr.July 2, 1934 ~ May 15, 2017 (age 82)
John C. Murphy, Jr., 82, of Butler passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born July 2, 1934 in Tamaqua, PA., he was a son of the late John C. Murphy, Sr. and Cecilia McHugh Murphy.
He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He was employed by the Butler Area School District in the boiler department. He retired July 1996 after 22 years service.
John and Joan enjoyed traveling in their motor home and the many camping experiences they had with their family.
Surviving is his wife, Joan Kildoo Murphy whom he married December 27, 1958.
4 daughters: Catherine (Kenneth) Metrick, Rev. Connie (Dr. Harold) Dunn, Joyce (Kenneth) Laughlin and Jacqueline (Dr. Matthew) DiPippa all of Butler.
15 grandchildren: Amy, Laura, Kati, Meghann, Rebekah, Harold Jr., Nichole, Luke, Sarah, Rachel, Michele, Joshua, Alyssa, Julianna and Elana all of Butler.
A sister, Roberta Varrasso and a brother, Daniel (Joan) Murphy.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Cecilia Taucher, Joan DeAugustino, Bernice Parkes and Patricia McGowan. A brother, Robert Murphy.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am Thursday from St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 North McKean St. Butler. Entombment will follow at the Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.