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James W. Murphy
May 18, 1941 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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James W. Murphy, Sr, 82, passed away peacefully Tuesday July 18, 2023, with his loving family by his side. James was born May 18, 1941, in Youngstown to the late John Aloysius and Theresa Louise Casselman Murphy. After graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1959, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Youngstown State University, while he worked full time and raised a family. He started his working career at Wean United and retired from Commercial Intertech in 2003. James was proud of his Irish Heritage and enjoyed coaching little league baseball, helping out his sons with Cub Scouts, going to Youngstown Phantoms games, putting on luncheons for his fellow Commercial Intertech employees at Christmas time, driving senior citizens to church and going to watch his children’s athletic events. James was a member of St. Dominic Church and was a proud Air Force veteran serving from 1960 to 1964. His wife, the former Ann Mary Carney, whom he married May 22, 1965, passed away March 23, 2016. He leaves to cherish his memory, his children Shawn (Shannon) Murphy, James W. Murphy, Jr, Charlie Murphy, Cecelia (Matthew) Richard and Peg (Bill) Hittie, sister Lynn Lee (Harry) Smith, grandchildren Rhiannon Kreitzburg, James Murphy III, McKenzie Leech, Nicole Murphy, Conor Murphy, Jacob Murphy, Gia Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Maddy Richard, Sophie Richard, Elizabeth Hittie, Kate Hittie and Carney McCarthy, great grandchildren Bella, Bryson, Seamus and Jacob and his partner Cathryn Mondora who brought a newfound joy and spirit into his life. James is preceded in death by two daughters Mary Murphy McCarthy and Lucille Murphy.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 Monday July 24, 2023, at the Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 25, 2023, at St. Dominic Church 77 E. Lucius Ave. Youngstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman.