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Charles William Murphy

February 27, 1935 October 7, 2019
Charles William Murphy
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Charles W. Murphy, 84, of Harrison Senior Living of Coatesville died Monday, October 7, 2019.

Born in Thorndale, he was the son of the late Charles W. and Rachel Moses Murphy, Sr. and the husband of Katherine "Toots" Simmers Murphy with whom he shared 66 years of marriage.

He attended Coatesville High School. He left school to join the US Marine Corps and served during the Korean Conflict. He later earned his GED.

He retired from Lukens Steel Co after 39 years of service as a rolling foreman.

Charles was a lifemember of West End Fire Company. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brother-in-laws, and was a member of Square Shooters Hunting Club.

In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by his three sons: Kirk and his wife Danette, Keith and his wife Lana and Kevin and his wife Cheryl all of Coatesville; 4 grandchildren: Heather Smith, Shanan Shortuse, Kristy Wilkinson, and Kyle Murphy; and 7 great-grandchildren, and his brother, Vernon Murphy.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Doris Anderson and June Ferdik, and his brother, Richard Murphy.

Charles’ funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11am at Wentz Funeral Home 342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville 610-384-0318. Visitation will begin at 9 am.

Interment will be private in Upper Octorara Cemetery.

Memorials in Charles’ honor may be made to Coatesville VA Patient Fund 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA 19320.


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Visitation

Saturday

12

Oct

9:00 AM 10/12/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Wentz Funeral Home

342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville
Coatesville, PA 19320

Wentz Funeral Home
342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville Coatesville 19320 PA
United States

Service

Saturday

12

Oct

11:00 AM 10/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Wentz Funeral Home

342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville
Coatesville, PA 19320

Wentz Funeral Home
342 East Chestnut Street, Coatesville Coatesville 19320 PA
United States
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