Robert James “Turk” Murphy, 93, of Liverpool, passed away
at his home on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. He was born on March
11, 1925 to his late parents, Ruth (Hines) and Patrick G.
Murphy in Phoenix, NY. He was a graduate of Phoenix High
School. Proudly serving in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1942-
1946 overseas during WW II. Turk was a professional Mason
and a member of B A C, Local 2. And he was a former
president of Local 54 Union, both located in Syracuse.
Bob was a founding member and builder of Phoenix Memorial
Post, V.F.W. Post 5540, Phoenix, and a life member of its
Honor Guard Squad; Knights of Columbus; Schroeppel Town
Supervisor for two terms; an avid Boston Red Sox baseball
team and an S. U. sports fan.
Predeceased by his brothers, Richard H., M. I. A. – Korea,
William F. in 1992, and John J. “Irish Jack” in 2013; the
mother of his children, Shirley A. (Dunn) Polmanteer in 2018.
Surviving are his loving wife of 30 years, Christine M. (Pluff)
Murphy, his children Michael R. and Donna Mills, Thomas J.,
Colleen A. Murphy, Maureen M. “Mo” Murphy, and Robin R.
Murphy (Lenny); a step-daughter Nikki Lynk (Judy); 7 grand
children Misty, Tiffaney, Lindsey, Jill, Casey, K. C., and Emma;
5 great-grandchildren; a brother Patrick G. (Betty) Murphy, Jr.;
several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours are on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2019 from 4 to 7
p.m. in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431
Main St., Phoenix, NY. A funeral church mass will be on
Thursday Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in Saint Stephen’s Church,
469 Main St., Phoenix, with the Rev. Joseph E. Scardella
officiating, with assistance from Deacon Jeffrey A. Dean.
Burial will be at a later date in Saint Mary’s Cemetery on
Tappan St., Baldwinsville.
In lieu of flowers please consider USMC Cpl. Kyle R.
Schneider Foundation, P. O. Box 8, Baldwinsville, NY 13027.