Robert J. Murphy Sr., of Melrose Park, PA passed away peacefully at Brookside Nursing Center in Roslyn, PA. on June 1, 2021, at the age of 95.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA.; son of the late Albert and Clara (nee Morgenstern) Murphy. He was a foreman/manager for the Philadelphia Gas Works., PA who worked for over 34 years. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy as a Machinery Operator. He was a passionate avid reader, he read books of all types and the Philadelphia Inquirer daily. He was a handyman who could fix any home heating system, or car. He enjoyed watching Fox News, and Boxing on TV. He was a passionate Philadelphia Sports fan who followed the Phillies and the Eagles. Most of all Robert loved spending time with his family.
Robert was the devoted husband of Christine who passed in 2008; married for over 59 years. He was the beloved father of Robert (wife Kathleen), Christopher, and Sheilah Murphy. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Robert J III, Nicholas (wife Sami Ann), Jennifer, and Anthony Murphy, by his many nieces, nephews, and by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his sisters Betty and Dorothy, and by his brothers Albert and Billy.
His Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Robert's name to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3401 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104