Mike Murphy

December 19, 1961 - September 19, 2016 Kennett Square, PA | Age 54 Loving Husband, Father,Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

MIKE MURPHY, age 54, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016, in Ocean City, MD. He was the husband of Janet Inglis Murphy, with whom he shared 32 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of Donna Deveney Murphy of West Chester, PA and the late Harry W. Murphy. He was a 1979 graduate of Unionville High School.

Mike was a truck driver at A. Duie Pyle, Inc. for the past 31 years.

He was an avid NASCAR fan, he enjoyed farming, had a passion for animals, driving his truck, ATV riding, helping others, traveling with his family and hanging with his friends.

He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in West Chester, PA, and the Italian American Citizens League in Kennett Square, PA.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Christopher James Murphy and his wife Stephanie of Kennett Square, PA and Justin Lewis Murphy of Kennett Square, PA; one brother, Mark R. Murphy and his wife Roseann of West Chester, PA; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard W. and Jean Inglis of Kennett Square, PA; one nephew, Ryan Murphy and one niece, Kristen Murphy.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 5:00 to 8:00 on Sunday evening, September 25, 2016 and again from 10:00 to 11:00 on Monday morning, September 26, 2016 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA. His Funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, PA.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to The Humane Society of the United States, Dept. HACDQ100904001, 2001 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 or to the Friends of Scouting, 504 S. Concord Road, West Chester, PA 19382.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com


Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

The Humane Society of the United States

Dept. HACDQ100904001
2001 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037
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Friends of Scouting

504 S. Concord Road
West Chester, PA 19382

Services

Viewing

September 25, 2016 5:00-8:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Viewing

September 26, 2016 10:00-11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

September 26, 2016 11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

September 26, 2016 Following the Funeral Service Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery
West Chester, PA

Guestbook

  1. To all of the Murphy & Inglis famlies. My deepest condolences to all of you. Mike was an amazing father, husband & friend. You will be truly missed Murph. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you. I love you guys & i am here for you.

    Dawn Bowman | October 8, 2016 at 3:28 PM
  2. My condolence to the family. We can find comfort when we consider how God provides such comfort. “ Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3,4

    Karen-Baltimore, MD

    Karen | September 30, 2016 at 5:07 PM
  3. Janet,
    Sending sincere condolences and love to you and family during this diffiult time.
    Rest easy knowing he was loved by all who knew him.

    Faye Groff | September 26, 2016 at 7:48 AM
  4. Such a nice family man and hard worker. Im better for knowing you. Prayers to all the family.

    Rick Ruoss | September 25, 2016 at 8:03 PM
  5. Janet and the Murphy family I am so sorry to hear about Mike my thoughts are with you and your family love all of you! JANE OAS-Burrage

    Jane Oas Burrage | September 24, 2016 at 5:01 PM
  6. Janet,
    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Xin Fan | September 24, 2016 at 11:58 AM
  7. Janet and family,
    I was shocked to hear of ur loss. He was a very pleasant guy. My thoughts and prayers go to u and ur family

    Rosalie Alstrom | September 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM
  8. Janet and family – I was shocked to read this and Im so very sorry for your loss. I missed the annual neighborhood party last weekend and missed catching up with you all. Please know my family and I are thinking of you praying for you.

    Kim Jones / The Greeley family | September 23, 2016 at 10:17 PM
  9. Janet, I can’t begin to imagine your loss and your pain. My thoughts are with you.
    Kerry

    Kerry | September 23, 2016 at 9:09 PM
  10. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. All of us that knew him from work are deeply saddened by this. This couldn’t have happened to a nicer and gentler man. He will forever be missed.

    James Dannenberg | September 23, 2016 at 2:31 PM
  11. Janet and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Dawna & Ken Whitlatch | September 23, 2016 at 8:17 AM
  12. Janet, I am so sorry for you at this sad time. I will pray for Mike, you and your children.

    Susan Dolderer | September 22, 2016 at 10:04 PM
  13. Janet,
    I have known you both for many years. We have shared a lot laughs & a few tears. Mike was a good hardworking man & would do anything for anybody. I would often get Mike when he called in with a problem delivery. He did everything he could not to bring the freight back. He was never impatient while we tired to get it resolved. My heart is breaking along with you and the boys. Please know I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Rest easy my friend. You will be greatly missed.

    Pam & Gus Brittingham | September 22, 2016 at 9:18 PM
  14. Although we’ve not been in touch for many years, I was shocked and saddened to see Mikes passing in the paper. My sincerest condolences to the Murphy family and all of Mike’s close friends. Many find memories hanging with Mike/Janet, etc. many moons ago and will hold onto those great memories. RIP Mike, gone too soon.

    Tara Eggers | September 22, 2016 at 7:46 PM
  15. Dear Janet and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Murph was one of the best! I will always remember all of the great times we shared – our family of friends forever!

    Richard & Lisa Layne | September 22, 2016 at 3:04 PM
  16. Janet and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers. Sending love.

    Angela and Ryan Locher | September 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM
  17. Janet & family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Mike was a kind and gentle soul who touched many lives with his warm smile. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Ginny Wendling | September 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM
  18. Thinking of you and your family and lifting you all up in prayers.

    Muriel Rose | September 22, 2016 at 10:55 AM
  19. Donna & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Maureen Beitler | September 22, 2016 at 9:30 AM
  20. Janet and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss..Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers

    April McIntyre | September 22, 2016 at 9:01 AM
  21. Janet and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Rest in Peace Mike.

    Erin Drake | September 22, 2016 at 8:41 AM
  22. Janet – although we only got together at the Ferry’s each Christmas, Mike was a wonderful part of the family we looked forward to seeing each year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed by so many people!

    Dennis & Mary Beth Feeg - Bren's Williamson Crew | September 22, 2016 at 8:05 AM
  23. Janet and family,
    Steve and I are so very sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful person and a good friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you’re family. May you find comfort in the love you share and the wonderful memories you will have forever.
    Love Steve and Wendy

    Steve and Wendy Oas | September 22, 2016 at 8:02 AM
  24. Janet, Mike was a great guy to work with and was always willing to lend a hand if needed. He will be missed greatly by the guys at Pyle.

    Bill Nolan | September 22, 2016 at 5:19 AM
  25. Janet, Chris, Stef and Justin, the Tumolo family has you in their prayers during this sad time. He was a good man who will be missed by many.

    Mindy Tumolo | September 21, 2016 at 10:36 PM
  26. Janet I’m so heartbroken he will be missed .

    mickey | September 21, 2016 at 9:30 PM
  27. Janet and familyy sincere sympathy on your loss. We are praying and thinking of all of you. Susan young Jentoft and family

    Susan Jentoft | September 21, 2016 at 9:19 PM
  28. Janet,
    So sorry for your loss. Mike was always such a nice guy and friendly to everyone at work. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Nancy Coleman

    Nancy Coleman | September 21, 2016 at 9:17 PM
  29. So very sorry for ur lose. I’m not sure if u remember me but prayers for u

    Lori ferrara | September 21, 2016 at 8:26 PM
  30. We are thinking of you all at this sad time. Our sincere condolences to you all.

    The Rumbelow Family | September 21, 2016 at 8:16 PM
  31. Chris and Stef,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything we can do. Love you both <3

    The Quigley Family

    Karen | September 21, 2016 at 7:40 PM
  32. Dearest Donna and family,
    My heart is breaking at the loss of this Husband, Father, and Son! Please know I am praying for your family to get through the next days and weeks as you grieve his loss. I will not be able to attend because I will be out of state, but my thought will be with you. God BLESS YOU ALL!
    Gayle Litwiniec-Sauers

    Gayle Litwiniec Sauers | September 21, 2016 at 7:03 PM
  33. My heart goes out to all of Mike’s family,especially Mike’s mother who is my dear friend!

    Carol Bombaro | September 21, 2016 at 6:47 PM
  34. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Janet. I have such great memories of Murph, who was a part of our family and one of the kindest souls a person could ever meet.

    Bill Harrison | September 21, 2016 at 6:37 PM
  35. Janet you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
    Roxana & Jeff Singer

    Roxana Singer | September 21, 2016 at 6:16 PM
  36. Dear Janet and Family. We are so very sorry for your great loss of a Great Husband and Father and special person who we loved if he were our own son, we never forget you . You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts Mom & Pop Harrison

    Barbara Harrison | September 21, 2016 at 6:14 PM
  37. Our condolences from the Madonna family to the Murphy family prayers.

    Daniel madonna 111 | September 21, 2016 at 5:53 PM
  38. Janet…
    So sorry… just don’t have the words to tell you how sad we are. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Mike and Barb Ranieri | September 21, 2016 at 5:50 PM
  39. Rest in peace Murph. It was an honor knowing and working with you. My heart felt condolences to the Murphy family

    Jeff Cosenza | September 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM
  40. I have many found memories of Mike from high school. May he rest in peace.

    Linda Alonzo | September 21, 2016 at 5:34 PM
  41. Rest in peace Murph. It was an honor knowing you and working with you.

    Jeff Cosenza | September 21, 2016 at 5:30 PM
  42. I got to know mike pretty well this last year when he was working the dock . He was seriously one of he nicest guys I’ve ever met in my life . Even though I’m sure it was tough for him work 3rd shift on an ice cold dock rather than driving he still came in every night and worked hard and did anything that was asked of him with no complaints . You couldn’t have asked for a better employee or coworker . I’m very sorry for your loss and we’re sure gonna miss him at Pyle

    Jack Callahan | September 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM
  43. Sorry for your loss.

    Sandra Tuel | September 21, 2016 at 5:08 PM
  44. Janet,
    Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with and your family.

    Shonia LeGates | September 21, 2016 at 5:06 PM
  45. Janet and family. Our thoughts are with you all in this time of sadness. If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to ask. We are so very sorry for your loss. Mike was a good man and we are happy to have known him and shared life for awhile as in-laws with him. Fondly, Shirley and Andy

    Shirley Boothman and Andy Smyth | September 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM
  46. Janet, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    Ron & Carolyn Bowman | September 21, 2016 at 4:16 PM
  47. Our hearts are heavy as we grieve the loss of Michael. Prayers and condolences to the whole family.

    Charlie and Karen Oas | September 21, 2016 at 3:56 PM
  48. dear Janet and family our thoughts and prayers are with you through this time. we have had a lot of good times with Murph through the years doing hay at the farm hanging down at Scott’s!!He will never be forgotten!!

    Bill & jackie | September 21, 2016 at 3:49 PM
  49. Janet, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many great memories including Mike picking on me baling hay when we were young. great times. My sincere sympathy for you all

    Judy Wylie Lovell | September 21, 2016 at 3:26 PM
  50. God bless you and your family during this sad time , we are going to miss his smiling face at the club . He was a pleasure to be around and always had a positive outlook .

    Danny Hirst | September 21, 2016 at 3:06 PM
  51. 🙏 May you rest in peace.

    Gabe Gruvman | September 21, 2016 at 2:51 PM
  52. Honest, hard working nice guy who never complained. Rest in Peace Mike, my condolences to his family and many friends.

    anthony talamonti | September 21, 2016 at 2:17 PM
  53. So Sorry to see you go so soon RIP Brother your Brother truck driver are waiting for you in the Big Blue sky

    Michael Ruoss | September 21, 2016 at 2:09 PM
  54. Janet,

    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cyndi Linker | September 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM
  55. Janet,
    Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

    Kristin Zebley | September 21, 2016 at 1:22 PM

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