LEWISTOWN - Kenneth A. Murphy Sr., 80, formerly of 147 Loop Road, Lewistown, died at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, with his wife of 51 years holding his hand and his family by his side at Locust Grove Nursing Home, in Mifflin.
Born on Oct. 30, 1932, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Ralph Murphy Jr., and Marian A. (Weaver) Murphy.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Murphy, and a grandson, Matthew Vincent Murphy.
Surviving are: his wife, Sandra L. (Stein) Murphy, whom he married on Nov. 4, 1961; his children, Kenneth A. Murphy Jr., of Reedsville, Richard A. Murphy and wife, Sunny, Michael E. Murphy and Carolyn, and Tammy S. Murphy, all of Lewistown; his sister, Sandra Woodward and husband, Roy, of Oregon; grandchildren, Jennifer, Salma, Miranda, Laurel, Heather, Tara, Michael Murphy Jr., and fiancee, Tanisha Stine, Tiffany Murphy and fiance, Shawn Bokesh; and great-grandchildren, Raina, Taylor, Ashlyn and Ian.
Ken was a 1952 graduate of Lewistown High School.
Early in life, he worked at Overhead Door and American Viscose. He then worked for 22 years at Standard Steel, retiring in 1994.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and sitting along the river talking with his fishing buddies, reading, crossword puzzles and card-playing. He also liked sitting and visiting with the neighbors in their yards.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Locust Grove Retirement Village, Therapy Program, 69 Cottage Road, Mifflin, PA 17058.
Online condolences may be offered at www.hoenstinefuneralhome.com.