Leo Patrick Murphy, Jr., 83, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. Born on November 28, 1932 in Texarkana, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Leo Patrick and Gertrude Rigney Murphy. On January 4, 1958 in Houston, Texas, he married Mary Ann Kuhn, who survives. Pat graduated valedictorian from St. Edward’s High School in Texarkana and later attended Purdue University and the University of Houston. He had worked for 40+ years as an electrical engineer with Geospace Technologies in Houston, TX, retiring in 1998. In 1999 he received a patent for his repairable waterproof geophone housing. While living in Warren, he was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where he served as an usher and with Pro Life. Pat was a member of the American Legion and had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also was a 4th degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus Council. Pat loved his family and was also fond of his dog, Buttons, whom he took for walks every day. In addition to his wife, Pat is survived by his 5 children – Allan Murphy of Katy, TX, Sharon Hernandez and her husband, Paul, of Austin, TX, Donna Murphy of Houston, TX, Joann Murphy of Jacksonville, NC, and Lawrence Murphy and his wife, Marsha, of Fayetteville, NC, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, two sisters – Gertrude Ryan and Teresa Eidt, both of Houston, TX, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by 4 brothers – Paul, John, Frank, and Jim Murphy.
Friends may call from 6-8pm Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, where a vigil service will be held at 5:45P.M., conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Members of the Warren K of C 4th Degree will stand as Honor Guard and their funeral ritual will be held at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Passionists Father’s Mass, 111 S. Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com