Murphy, Ervin W.

Ervin W. Murphy, 72, of South Street, Hometown, Tamaqua, died Sunday, April 26 in Weatherwood, Weatherly. He was the husband of Marie (Cokus) Murphy. They were married 47 years.Prior to retiring, he had been employed by Kraft Foods, Fogelsville. He had previously been employed by Johns Manville in Manville, N.J.Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Ronald Murphy and Ruth C. (Charles) Murphy Krapf.He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.A member of First Congregational Church, Coaldale, he was also a member of the Coaldale American Legion and the Coaldale Lions Club.Surviving are two sons, Robert A. and his wife, Brenda, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Ronald A., at home; and two grandsons, Robert A. and Zachary E. Murphy.Services: 11 a.m., Thursday, August M. Gulla Funeral Home, 130 E. Ridge St., Coaldale, with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Benack officiating. Interment, with military honors, Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown. Call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday or 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Contributions in his name may be made to the First Congregational Church, 12 Bull Run St., Coaldale, or the Alzheimer's Assoc., 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.

Published in the Times News on 4/28/2009

Note: Graduate of Coaldale High School in1955