In Remembrance of Thomas M. "Murph" Murphy
Thomas M. "Murph" MurphyDunmore, PA August 18, 1951 ~ June 2, 2012 Date of Service: June 8, 2012
Thomas M. "Murph" Murphy, 60, of Dunmore, died Saturday at home. His wife is the former Debbie Gyomory. The couple was married on Aug. 20, 1977.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Michael F. and Mary C. Gaughan Murphy. He was an Army veteran and received the National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was a 1969 graduate of Dunmore High School. Before retirement, he was an electronics mechanic supervisor for Tobyhanna Army Depot, where he received the 25-Year Outstanding Achievement Award. He was a life member of McHugh-Bushweller VFW Post 3474, Dunmore.
Murph was a proud father and a quiet and humble man with a kind and generous heart. He enjoyed writing poems, especially for his three children. He was an avid Beatles fan and, during his high school years, he played guitar in the band the Peddlers with his childhood friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas, Dallas, Texas; and Christopher, Asheville, N.C.; a daughter, April, at home; a sister, Joan Egan and husband, John, Lake Ariel; a brother, Michael Murphy and wife, Rose Ann, Roaring Brook Twp.; mother-in-law, Rose Ann Gyomory, Dunmore; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by father-in-law, Frank Gyomory.
The funeral will be Friday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Chestnut Street, Dunmore. Interment Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.