John D. Murphy Jr.

Published 12:34 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019


John D. Murphy Jr.

, 85, passed away on Sept. 15, 2019, in his home.

A native of Staten Island, New York, he was a son of the late John David Murphy Sr. and Marion McKeever Murphy, and was also predeceased by a brother, Thomas J. Murphy.

John was a retired computer engineer for IBM in New York City.

He was a graduate of Staten Island Community College, an Army veteran, a member of the National Guard, and a member of St. Jude Catholic Church.

John was a competitive master pistol shooter, a brilliant photographer and loved to fish with his family.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shal M. Biacsi; a daughter, Margaret Mary “Maggie” Murphy (Scott) of Warwick, New York; three sons, George Thomas Murphy of Catskill, New York; Patrick John “PJ” Murphy (Paul) of New York City; and Michael O. Keilty (Jordan) of San Diego, California; three sisters, Jane Rickel of Florida; Carol Jarvis of Courtland and Marion Gorman (Richard) of Green Bay, Wisconsin; two brothers, Matthew Murphy (Adela) of Australia and Phoenix, Arizona, and Jim Murphy (Adele) of Phoenix; three grandchildren, Michaela Rosdahl (Andre) of San Diego; Amber Winder (Matt) and Meghan Keilty, both of Tuscon, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

The memorial service with military honors will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in St. Jude Catholic Church with Father Charles Saglio officiating.