Kenneth R. Murphy – 8/27/2019

August 29th, 2019


Kenneth R. Murphy passed away on Tuesday, August 27th.  He was raised and educated in Linwood to the late James and Jane Taylor Murphy. He was a graduate of St. James High School. Ken was a veteran of the United States Army with whom he served during the Korean War.  He was retired from the Sun Oil Company after 35 years of service.  He served as a football official for over 40 years, refereeing many high school and college games.  Ken was an avid fan of Notre Dame football and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joan Marie Murphy (2015); brothers, James, William, and George Murphy; sisters, Sadie and Anna. He is survived by his daughters, Kim Marie Gland (Spencer), and Patricia A. Valentine; grandchildren, Matthew and Nicholas Gland, and Cameron Valentine; great-granddaughter, Peyton Marie Gland.

His funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 3rd at 10:30am at Immaculate Conception church in Marcus Hook.  Friends and family are invited to call from 9:30-10:30am in church.  Burial will follow in St. Thomas the Apostle Cemetery, Glen Mills, Pa.

5 thoughts on “Kenneth R. Murphy – 8/27/2019

  • By John Mooney, STJ. '50 on

    On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. In April 2020, the Alumni Association will remember Ken at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline’s Church in Ridley Park.

  • By Jack & Lynn Webb on

    I have many fond memories growing up of Ken and his family, as we lived directly across the street on Mill Road. My condolences and prayers go out to Kim, Trish and their families. May he rest in peace.

  • By Susan Pizzini on

    I’m so sorry for your loss. What a remarkable life he lived. An American patriot, a wonderful husband and Father of terrific kids,sports enthusiast and more. A great life. It’s always sad to say goodbye. I know you will miss him and you have my sincere sympathy.

  • By Bev and Joe Spear on

    Dear Tish and Family, Joe and I extend our sincere sympathies to you all. We truly empathize with the loss of both parents. Please know you are in our hearts and God Bless you all.

  • By Bernel Miller Kress on

    I am so sorry for your loss Tish and Kim. I know you will miss your Dad terribly but he is with your Mom now and at peace. Hugs, prayers and love to you all.

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