Kevin C. Murphy
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AGE: 55 • Hazlet
Kevin C. Murphy, 55, of Hazlet, passed away suddenly on Sunday, March 17, 2013. He was born in Jersey City on May 28, 1957, where he grew up. In 1983, he moved to Bayonne for a short time, before settling in Hazlet in 1985, to raise a family. Kevin attended Charles Street School in Jersey City and St. Paul of Cross. He graduated Hudson Catholic School and played on the championship basketball and baseball teams. He worked at the World Trade Center in the Legal Department and graduated from the Port Authority Police Academy in 1985. He was a First Responder during Hurricane Floyd, served in rescue operations in 1993 during the World Trade Center Bombing and supervised 9/11 Recovery Efforts at Ground Zero. Kevin carried the Torch for the final leg of the World Special Olympics in Athens Greece in 2011, was special Olympics Law Enforcement Coordinator with over 25 years involvement in the Special Olympics. He was a Fixture at Special Olympic events, Polar Bear Plunge, Plane Pull, Snow Bowl and the Summer Games. He was a proud member of the Port Authority Emergency Service Unit (supervisor & officer) and was a Lieutenant for the Port Authority Police Department with 28 years of service. Kevin was an avid fan of the Giants and Kansas City Royals. He was active in coaching sports with his daughters softball and basketball teams and was a member of the HYAL. Kevin's daughters were his pride and joy and his biggest accomplishment; he was a dedicated husband and father. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Kevin was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Joan (Hanley) Murphy. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Barbara (Davis) Murphy; his loving daughters, Allison and Jenna Murphy; his dear brother, Brian Murphy and his wife Kathleen of Middletown; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernadette Paul of Matawan, Andrew and Roberta Davis of Holmdel, Jason Davis of PA, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Family and friends are invited to visit from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21 and from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 22 at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3269 State Rt. 35 N, Hazlet. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 22 at Holy Family R.C. Church, Union Beach. Interment, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown. For information, directions or to send condolences to the family, visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 20, 2013