R. Stephen Murphy

Nov 8 1939
Feb 6 2019
79 Years

Steve Murphy, 79, of Cochranville, passed away on February 6, 2019 at Tel Hai Retirement Home in Honey Brook, PA, following a long illness.  He was the husband of Nancy Teel Murphy with whom he shared 27 years of marriage.  He was the son of the late Lloyd Murphy and Emma Taylor Murphy.

Born in West Grove, PA on November 5, 1939, he lived in Cochranville all his life.  He graduated from Cochranville High School in 1957, following which he worked in the concrete block business until his retirement in 2004.

In his years following graduation, he was quite a baseball pitcher, playing in both Chester and Lancaster county leagues.

In addition to his family, the biggest love of his life was the Cochranville Fire Company where he was an active member for over 56 years.  He attained the ranks of chief and president but he was most comfortable joining his peers in fighting fires.  He was also a life member of West Grove Fire Co., and he was a past Master at the Skerrett Lodge #343 F&AM in Cochranville, PA.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brad of Exton, PA and a daughter, Stephanie Kern, and husband Mike, of Honey Brook, PA; two grandchildren, Steven and Alex Kern; and a brother, Lloyd of Strasburg.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main Street, Parkesburg, PA on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 3 PM, followed by interment at St, Malachy's Cemetery, 76 Malachy Road, Cochranville, PA.  The viewing will be held from 1 PM to 3 PM at the Funeral Home. 

Fellowship and refreshments will be held at Avondale Fire Co. after the interment.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cochranville Fire Co., 3135 Limestone Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
Feb 11 2019 - 3:00pm


Nancy and family I’m so sorry for your loss, Steve was a great guy and I was glad to get to know him. He will be missed 

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Brad-Sending you and your family my deepest condolences. Wishing peace to your father. Carol Z-H

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To my dear friend Nanc and her family, sending my deepest condolences for my friend Steve who will be sadly missed.  Not only was he a true friend but he was also my husband's roommate at Tel Hai for a long time.  Always watching out for each other!  I know for sure he is finally at peace with Our Lord.  God bless you and keep you, Steve!    Much love, Jeannie

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Sending my condolances to Steve's Family.  I knew him for many years through the Fire Service.

He was a great guy and made a huge difference in his community. I always bought my tickets at the Cochranville Carnival from him but never won that car.!

Peace to his Family,

Russ Kilmer



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