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James "Jim" Murphy

May 16, 1927 — August 21, 2021

James "Jim" Murphy, 94, of Duquesne, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021. He was born May 16, 1927 in Rankin and was the son of the late William "Bill" and Helen (Ursing) Murphy. Jim was a World War II Veteran who served in the US NAVY. He was a graduate of both the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and Penn Tech. He would go on to work as the building and grounds supervisor at Bettis Lab in West Mifflin. Jim was an avid tv watcher, especially science programs and loved getting new tvs. He enjoyed going on many cruises with his companion, Martha. Jim was a good man and a hard worker, he will be greatly missed. He is survived by companion of 37 years, Martha Ann Davis, daughter, Deborah Lynn Murphy of Pittsburgh, sons, James Brian Murphy of Pittsburgh and Paul Murphy of Swissvale, sister, Helen Morris of Chicora, PA, and grandson, Raymond of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Catherine Murphy, and brothers, Edward "Buster" and William Murphy. Following Jim's wishes, there will be no visitation. Private inurnment will take place at Fells Cemetery in Rostraver at a later date. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
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