John T. Murphy
06/08/1927 - 04/28/2020

John T. Murphy, 92, of New Oxford, entered into God’s eternal care on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at York Hospital. He was the husband of Lois W. (Wege) Murphy who died March 6, 1997, and Peggy D. (Kiick) Murphy who died August 3, 2016. Born June 8, 1927 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Nicholas D. and Helen G. (Little) Murphy. John was retired from Iron Workers Local 404 in Harrisburg and Iron Workers Local 36 in Easton, and he was a 1945 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. John was a proud member of the United States Army, having served at the Panama Canal during World War II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Oxford, and a life member of the Hanover American Legion and Hanover Fire Department. John was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family and friends. Surviving are two daughters, Carole A. Myers and husband Robert of Spring Grove, and Julie M. Wrights and husband Andrew of New Oxford; a son-in-law, William D. Krug of Hanover; six grandchildren, Rob Myers and wife Karen, Karen Mumma and companion Tim, Jennifer Ormond and husband Michael, William Krug and wife Jennifer, Amy Messinger and fiancé Adam, and Christopher Wrights and companion Deanna; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Claire Krug; and twelve siblings, Joseph, William, Nicholas, Michael, George, Angela, and Elaine Murphy, and Rose Marie Dukes, Mary Louise Markle, Helen Thomas, Kathleen Rohrbaugh, and Anne McKim.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hanover with Rev. Charles L. Persing officiating. A memorial Mass will be held at a later date. Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Myers, Rob Myers, Noah Mumma, Adam Fuhman, William Krug, and Mike Ormond. Contributions in memory of John may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Click here to sign the guestbook

Posted at:04/30/2020 11:11 am
Lynn Hoff
So sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a wonderful man. Prayers for the family.

Posted at:04/30/2020 11:11 am
Randy &Vanessa Baker
Dear Julie and the rest of the family. We are so sorry for the loss.Of your Dad He was a great man when we moved down here. When we walked passed the house he always stopped. To talked to us and made us laugh.He will be missed. Are Prayers and Thoughts are with you and your Family. At this time. He is at Peace. And Will be Missed. All are Love and Prayers. The Vechini and Baker Families.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Posted at:04/30/2020 5:05 pm
Pam & Larry Biller
Bless each of you as you go through this sad time. Our prayers and thoughts are will you. John was a great father and a joy to be around. Keep his memories close to your heart. Heaven now has a new angel looking down on all of us. He will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend! Love Pam and Larry Biller.

Posted at:04/30/2020 6:06 pm
Steve and Mary Rhodes
We are so sorry to hear about John, we always enjoyed his company at our monthly luncheons with the Little family. He was a great man, our prayers and thoughts to his family.

Posted at:04/30/2020 10:10 pm
Toni Klinedinst
I met John at GNC in the mall and enjoyed talking to him. Turns out we live close and my daughter went to school with his granddaughter and I knew his daughter, Claire. I will miss seeing him.

Posted at:05/03/2020 10:10 am
Chuck & Connie McInturff
Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol, Julie and all the family. We remember John with fondness.

Planning Ahead
When a Death Occurs

HOME     |     OBITUARIES     |     WHEN A DEATH OCCURS     |     PLANNING AHEAD     |     FLOWERS   |     FACILITIES     |     SERVICES     |     ABOUT US     |     CONTACT US 

501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, PA 17344-1519  ~  Phone: (717) 637-6945