Michael Murphy

March 5, 2021

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    • Obituary
      Michael Murphy, 63, of Kamiah, Idaho, passed away on March 5, 2021. Michael was born on October 11, 1957 in Baltimore, MD and was the last child born to Francis and Elizabeth (Moore) Murphy. He was a member of the St. Gabriel Parish; attended Bishop Hafey High School in Hazleton, PA; played on both the basketball and baseball teams; and graduated with the class of 1975.

      After graduation Michael joined the US Marine Corps. Following his training at Camp Pendleton he served duty in Okinawa, Japan and was honorably discharged in 1980. Because of his love of nature Michael accepted a job with a railroad company and worked as a trussell engineer. He worked on the railroads until a fatal car accident in 1996 which left him paraplegic. His territory included the states of Montana and Idaho.

      Michael was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Karen Patricia Murphy.

      During his life he was a devout Catholic and a strong advocate for the right to life for the unborn. He leaves to mourn his only child, Jake Murphy of Seattle Washington; his dear brother, Terrence Murphy of New York City; and a host of special friends and cousins.

      A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 27
      th, at 11:00 AM in Annunciation Parish at St. Gabriel’s Church, Hazleton. Burial will follow in the St. Gabriel’s Cemetery.

      The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12
      th St., Hazleton, with Tom Boyle assisting, is in charge of the arrangements.
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