John M. "Jack", "Murph" Murphy, Sr. Tuesday, September 25, 1928 - Friday, March 31, 2017

John, “Jack”, “Murph”, on Mar. 31, 2017, age 88, a life long resident of Broomall. Jack worked as a Police Dispatcher for the Marple Twp. Police Dept. for over 35 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church, now New Hope Christian Church in Broomall. Murph was an Honorary member of the Marple Ambulance Corp, but also a life time member of the Broomall Fire CO. as Fire Police, and a member of POOP, (Police Offices on Pension). Beloved husband of Emma (nee Plank), whom he married on Sept. 16, 1950., devoted father of Jacqueline Horner of Exton, Janet (Ralph) Brescia of Newtown Square, Judy Kerber of Broomall, John (Beth) Murphy, Jr. of Wilmington, DE, Jean Mandell of Somers Point, NJ, also survived by ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren, he was predeceased by his brother David.. Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service on Sat, April 8th. at 11:00 AM at New Hope Christian Church, Sproul and Paxon Hollow Rd., Broomall, where friends may call after 9:30 AM. Memorials may be sent in his name to Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19140. Arrangements, by Frank C. Videon, Broomall, PA

To clarify, the memorial service is on Saturday, April 8th.

Emma Jean & Family,  Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jack.  I have so many good memories of working at the old Philadelphia Convention Hall with Jack at the Auto Shows and Camping Shows, as well as our Fire Police duties when Jack always told me, "You get Malin and the Pike, Bob, and I'll get Sproul and the Pike!"  Jack always reminded me of the time that we nearly ran out of gas in my brand new car in the middle of the Pine Barrens during one of the many canoe trips we took together.  I can still hear him laughing as he would reminisce about those days!  So sorry I was unable to make the memorial service but only heard about it today.  Jack was truly one of kind and always a good friend.  Your family remains in our prayers.  Bob & Donna Starr

Thank you for your kind words and memories. The memorial service is next Saturday, April 8th.