March 29, 1924 - April 25, 2020
Rev. Bernard L. Murphy, 96, of Westmoreland City, passed away Saturday April 25, 2020. He was born March 29, 1924 in New Castle, a son of the late Rev. Jesse C. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Murphy. Rev. Murphy served at Westmoreland City Primitive Methodist Church for a total of 21 years and had also served several other congregations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Rhode Island. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1942 and served in the Army as a surgical technician during WWII in the European Theater. He graduated from Cleveland Bible College in 1954 and was a former Scout leader, Red Cross volunteer, and served as president of the Pocono Mountain Bible Camp for 13 years. He was a longtime member of the Men’s Prayer Fellowship. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife of 73 years Jane L. (Hunt) Murphy who passed away September 15, 2019 and his siblings Rev. Elvin S. Murphy, Xelva Cottom, and Eleanor Beck. He is survived by his daughter Donna M. Porter and her husband Bobby of Houston, TX, his grandson David Porter and his wife Keri; his great grandchildren Caden, Caffrey, and Coen Porter; brother in law James L. Hunt and his wife Shirley of Florida; sister in law Estella “Sally” Vicelli and her husband Bill of Westmoreland City; also nieces and nephews. Due to the current pandemic, services and interment will be private. Rev. Murphy will be laid to rest next to his wife at Brush Creek Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Rev. Bernard L. Murphy, 96, of Westmoreland City, passed away Saturday April 25, 2020. He was born March 29, 1924 in New Castle, a son of the late Rev. Jesse C. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Murphy. Rev. Murphy served at Westmoreland City Primitive... View Obituary & Service Information
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