Obituary of David R. Murphy
David R. Murphy of Pine Island, NY, a part time parts driver for Napa Auto Parts – Midnite Auto Parts, Pine Island and a retired Mechanic for Jones Chemical, Warwick, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at NYU, New York, NY. He was 88.
The son of the late Bernard J. Murphy & Margaret Hassett Murphy, he was born on August 7, 1930 in Seattle, WA.
David served two tours, 22 months in Korea for the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was member and Past Commander of the P.L.A.V. Post 16, Pine Island; PLAV Department of NY Junior Vice Commander; Board of Directors and Pre-convention chairman; a 26 year member of the Advisory Committee of Orange County Veterans Service Agency. He was also a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Pine Island.
He is survived by his son, Michael Murphy & wife Cindi of Solebury, PA; son, Robert Murphy & Rita O'Brien of Brighton, NY; daughter, Donna Haynie & husband Jay of Harwich, MA; 7 grandchildren, Sean, Ryan & Laura Murphy, Heather Castles, Alec, Benjamin & Cole Murphy; 4 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Bernard J. Murpy Jr.; Alan Murphy & Christopher Murphy; 2 sisters, Mary Bigger & Margaret Murphy; longtime companion, Karen Engel; he is further survived by several nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Clara T. Bierstine Murphy.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 29th from 9-11:30AM at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 690 County Route# 1, Pine Island, NY 10969. Legion services will be held 10:30AM at the funeral home.
A funeral mass will be held 12Noon Monday, April 29, 2019 at St. Stanislaus Church, 17 Pulaski Highway, Pine Island, NY 10969.
Burial will be held in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Pine Island, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the P.L.A.V. Post#16, PO Box 16, Pine Island, NY 10969.
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