Joseph D. Mur­phy

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Joseph D. Mur­phy,

70 years, of North Catasauqua, died Mon­day, Au­gust 12th 2019 at

Le­high Val­ley Hos­pi­tal – Muh­len­berg.

He was the hus­band of the late Carol A.

(Brown) Mur­phy. Born in Northamp­ton he was the son of Joseph F. and El­iz­a­beth (Kern) Mur­phy. Joe grad­u­ated from Catasauqua high school in 1966. He was a Viet­nam era Navy Vet­eran serv­ing aboard the USS Saratoga as a Plane Cap­tain and Line Di­vi­sion Su­per­vi­sor. Joe had an as­so­ciates in Chem­i­cal Tech. from LCCC and was a sales rep for RCN for over 20 years. Prior to that he worked for Air Prod­ucts. Joe was a PIAA Basketball Ref­eree for over 30 years, and was a col­lege level ref for more than 10 years.

Sur­viv­ing are his sons Joseph J. Mur­phy and Hunter S. Mur­phy; grand­sons Cody Mur­phy and Bray­den Irwin. He was pre­ceded in death by his sons Kevin and Charles Gole­mon.

Pri­vate ser­vices will be held at the con­ve­nience of the fam­ily. On­line con­do­lences may be made to the fam­ily at www.brubak­er­fu­ner­al­

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