John “Murphy” J.
unknown - May 2, 2013
John J. “Irish Jack” Murphy, 85, of Central Square, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Jack was a Navy veteran. He retired from Local 545 as a heavy equipment operator and master mechanic, and was a member of Pathfinder Rod and Gun Club, past president and official of I S M A, an avid hunter and trap shooter, a race car driver winning the first Oswego International Classic and winning the New York State Labor Day race at the fairgrounds 3 times, and setting the world’s record for fastest time in Trenton, NJ. He was an outstanding father, husband, friend and Papa.
Surviving are his wife Delores, Sons, Edward (Joe-Anna) of Baldwinsville, John (Sharon) Murphy of Cleveland, N.Y., daughter Lauri Murphy of Hastings, brothers Robert (Chris) Murphy of Liverpool and Patrick (Betty) Murphy of Phoenix, N.Y., eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 3494 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. Calling hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Maurer Funeral Home Moyers Corners, 3541 Rt. 31, Baldwinsville. Contributions, in lieu of flowers may be made to the N R A or to Make a Wish Foundation.