Mr. Robert J. Murphy, Sr.

  • Died: June 1, 2021
  • Location: Melrose Park, Pennsylvania

Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Tel. (215) 224-6300

Tribute & Message From The Family

Robert J. Murphy Sr., of Melrose Park, PA passed away peacefully at Brookside Nursing Center in Roslyn, PA. on June 1, 2021, at the age of 95. He was born in Philadelphia, PA.; son of the late Albert and Clara (nee Morgenstern) Murphy. He was a foreman/manager for the Philadelphia Gas Works., PA who worked for over 34 years. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy as a Machinery Operator. He was a passionate avid reader, he read books of all types and the Philadelphia Inquirer daily. He was a handyman who could fix any home heating system, or car. He enjoyed watching Fox News, and Boxing on TV. He was a passionate Philadelphia Sports fan who followed the Phillies and the Eagles. Most of all Robert loved spending time with his family.
Robert was the devoted husband of Christine who passed in 2008; married for over 59 years. He was the beloved father of Robert (wife Kathleen), Christopher, and Sheilah Murphy. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Robert J III, Nicholas (wife Sami Ann), Jennifer, and Anthony Murphy, by his many nieces, nephews, and by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his sisters Betty and Dorothy, and by his brothers Albert and Billy.

Relatives and friends are invite to Robert's Life Celebration on Thursday; June 10th from 6 to 8pm and Friday June 11th from 9:30am to 10:30am at the Dean Geitner Givnish Life Celebration Home ( 7900 Oxford Avenue; entrance on Borbeck Street Philadelphia, PA 19111) followed by his Funeral Service at 10:30am . His Interment will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA. Memorial Contributions may be made in Robert's name to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3401 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Robert, Chris and Sheila, Pat and I are so sorry that we could not make the service for your father. Over the years I have enjoyed seeing your dad and having conversations with him. He always greeted me warmly and smiled and listened intently to any stories I had to tell. I know it is hard to have to say goodbye but you should be comforted knowing that he is in heaven reunited with your mother, the love of his life. I was telling a co-worker about him the other day and how larger than life your Mom was and how he was willing to stand in her shadow and be her rock. A truly good man and so while it is our loss it is heaven's gain. Pat and I will pray that God eases your sorrow and you can smile through your tears at all of the good memories of your dad.

Posted by Patrick and Jean Murphy - Springfield, PA - Family   June 11, 2021

Dear Bob, Chris and Sheila,
No matter how old we are it is never eeasy to lose a parent. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary Anne Murphy Nies - Downingtown, PA - Family   June 05, 2021

My Condolences

Posted by Hortense Cannon Cannon - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   June 04, 2021

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Bob. Our condolences to the Murphy family - may you have comfort in this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Sally & Bud Murphy - Anaheim Hills, CA - family   June 04, 2021

Deepest sympathy to Uncle Bob's family. The few times we had the honor of meeting you was always a pleasure.

Dorothy McLaughlin Mitchell

Posted by Dorothy Mitchell - Swarthmore, PA - Family   June 03, 2021

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