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Joseph T. Murphy

September 6, 1945 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 73)

Joseph T. Murphy, 73 of Greensburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019.

He was born September 6, 1945 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late James and Anna Marie (Scafetti) Murphy. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Surviving are his loving wife of 32 years, Annabelle (McMullen-Reese); children, Karen Kline (Thomas), Kenneth Reese Jr. (Donna), Charlene Kirsch (Jeffrey), Sharon Wenzel (Jeffery), James Murphy (Jamie), and Jeffrey Murphy (Lynn); grandchildren, Nicole Mitchell (Wesley), Sean Kline (Carolyn), Jared Kline, Derrick Kirsch (Kristen), Aleah Esparza (Adam), Aaron Kirsch, Olivia Kirsch, Jake Wenzel, Kristin Wenzel, Mary Murphy, and Joseph Murphy; and great grandchildren, Carter Kern, Hudson Mitchell, Griffin Mitchell, Logan Kirsch, Ryan Kirsch, Jessalyn Kirsch, Ethan Esparza, Elliott Esparza, and Rory Esparza.

Joe was the quintessential gentleman, loved his family and friends unconditionally and beyond measure; he truly never met a stranger.  He was a long-time blood donor and also helped others by being an organ donor.

Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home, 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg.

Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:30am at St. Paul Parish, 820 Carbon Road, Greensburg, PA. (Everyone is to go directly to the church).

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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