Richard K. Murray

October 22, 1938 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 80)


Richard K. “Dick” Murray, 80, of Unity Twp., died Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born October 22, 1938, in Derry, a son of the late Kenneth W. and Mable (Wingard) Murray. Prior to retirement Richard had been employed by A&P in Derry for 17 years, Super Value (Shop’n Save) for 30 years, and after retirement he cut grass for St. Joseph Cemetery, Derry. Richard served in the US Army Reserves. He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Derry. Dick enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and family get togethers. Besides his parents Richard was preceded in death by his sister Mary Lou Allison Richard is survived by his wife of 56 years Sophie “Dolly” Murray of Unity Twp.; three sons Stephen R. Murray and wife Joyce, David W. Murray and wife Debbie, and James A. Murray and girlfriend Angela Cummings; one daughter Margaret Ann Simms and husband Timothy; one sister JoAnn Glasser; eight grandchildren Kayla Kropilak and husband John, Kyle Murray, Karly Murray and Travis Howard, Jeremy Simms and fiancée Meghan Hutter, Zachary Murray, Morgan Murray, Josh Simms, and Jordan Murray; three step grandchildren Meghan Lamb, Madison Bradshaw, and Austin Bradshaw; one great grandson Johnny Kropilak, and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Family will receive friends for Richard’s Life Celebration on Sunday February 24, 2019 from 3-7 PM in the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home, Inc. 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry 724-694-8331. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Richard 10 AM Monday February 25, 2019 at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will be in the St Joseph Cemetery, Derry. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Arnold Palmer Cancer Center, Dr. Matthew Sulecki, 3rd floor nurses and Tech Partners at Excela Health Latrobe hospital, and Hospice nurses Sandy and Angie. Online condolences may be made at

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February 24, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Matthew X Merlin Funeral Home, Inc.
529 North Chestnut St.
Derry, PA 15627

Mass of Christian Burial
February 25, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
117 S. Ligonier Street
Derry, PA 15627

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