William Thomas Murphy

Sep 20 1938
Apr 22 2023
84 Years
Cochranville, PA

William "Bill" Thomas Murphy, 84, of Cochranville, PA, passed away at his home on Saturday, April 22, 2023.  He was the husband of Anna M. Jensen Murphy for over 60 years.  Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Wilmer M. and Genevieve E. Foote Murphy.

Bill was a graduate of Unionville High School in 1956.  He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.   He was a member of the Cochranville United Methodist Church and a life member of the Cochranville Fire Company where he served as Captain of the Fire Police. He retired from Burroughs Corporation in Downingtown where he worked installing letter sorting machines and as an electrician.  Bill and Anna enjoyed square dancing for thirty years with Penn Del Square Dance clubs.

Besides his wife, he is survived by daughters, Tamblyn A. (Brian) Byerly of Birdsboro, PA, and Kathleen A. (Patrick) Rankin of Middletown, PA, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can  be made to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2105 E. Lincoln Hwy., Lancaster, PA 19602.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com


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Bill has always been a great community leader. We were happy to consider them as neighbors.  May God be with you as family as you go through this difficult time.

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We are so sorry to hear about Bill. We are praying, for all of you.💐

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Ann and family, what good memories of Bill.   Ann, both of you were excellent dancers.   We always tried to get in a tip with you when you danced plus.   And, wow you conquered the Advance level too, so that's when we sat out and watched y'all.  Always enjoyed being with both of you.  Love and prayers for you and your families too.  

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My heart goes out to your family and hope that you may find solace during this difficult time. 

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