Thomas Lawrence Murphy of Glen Lyon passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Born in Glen Lyon, he was the son of the late Francis and Sophia Bonkowski Murphy.
Prior to his retirement at age 70, Tom worked at the Newport Sanitary Authority for 30 years. After his retirement he enjoyed going to Rich's Garage to visit with his friends. In his younger years, he worked in the coal mines and often spoke of his experiences and their hard times.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Tom loved his family and was a wonderful father.
Tom was also a veteran, serving proudly in the U.S. Army
. He was a member of the American Legion, Glen Lyon.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Marion Jablonski, and brother, Chauncy.
Surviving are his daughters, Linette Krutz and her husband, Gary, Schuylkill Haven; and Kelly Littleford and her husband, Clyde, Shavertown; grandchildren, "#1" Melissa, Ronnie and Kristen; great-granddaughter, Abigail; and brother, Dennis Murphy.
A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke.
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