John E. Murphy, 55, of Enterprise Road, Pine Township, Grove City, Pa, formerly of Harrisville and Slippery Rock, passed away at 10:03 p.m. Monday (12-24-12) at UPMC-Montefiore, Pittsburgh, following an extended illness.
Born July 30, 1957, in Baltimore, he was the son of Robert D. Murphy, Sr. and Loretta Hunter Murphy.
John was self-employed most of his life. He formerly owned the Murphy Auto Care on Franklin Street in Slippery Rock, which he operated from 1988 until 2009.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1895 and Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 603, both in Grove City.
He is survived by: his fiance, Connie S. Breese, Grove City; two children, Mike Murphy, Utica, Pa.; and Jackie Thiry, Harrisville; one sister, Carol Humphrey and husband Robert, St. Cloud, Fla.; and one brother, Robert D. Murphy, Jr., Pittsburgh.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Private family services will be held.
Burial in Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville.
Arrangements by Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., Grove City.
Memorials in John's memory may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Published Jan. 2, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.