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Robert "Murph" Murphy passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on March 23, 2013 at Nyack Hospital.
Murph is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Katharine (Phillips); three sons: Jamie and his wife Lisa, Sean and his wife Alisha, and Kyle and his daughter Erin; 2 granddaughters: Anastasia and Amalia, and an expecting grandson, as well as a niece and nephew and extended family.
Murph has lived in Stony Point since 1969 after graduating from Wagner College and beginning his "illustrious" career as "Coach Big Murph". He taught for 34 years at North Rockland High School before retiring and continuing his love of education and sport for 9 years at Don Bosco Prep High School.
Family will receive friends on Monday, March 25th from 5-8pm and Tuesday, March 26th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Stony Point. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 27th, 11am, at Immaculate Conception Church on John St., Stony Point, NY. A Memorial Scholarship is being created in his honor at North Rockland High School. In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the family at this time.
Michael J. Higgins Funeral
73 North Liberty Drive
Stony Point, NY 1080
Published in the The Journal News from Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2013