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William W. Murphy, Sr.

Died: 2/23/2011

Mr. William W. Murphy, Sr., age 83, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Born in Martinsburg, WV, on October 20, 1927, Mr. Murphy was the son of the late Edward Allen Murphy and Reba B. Hollar. He proudly served his country in the US Army and would later make his career with The News Journal, where he retired as a printing pressman in 1990 after over 20 years of service.

In his leisure hours, Mr. Murphy greatly enjoyed gardening around his home, watching classic westerns, and solving crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Pauline T. Taddeo Murphy; children, William Wayne Murphy, Jr. of New Castle, DE, Theresa A. Christoferson of Bethany Beach, DE, and Patricia S. Murphy of New Castle, DE; grandchildren, Corinne Long, William W. Murphy III, and Michael N. Christoferson; and three great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, March 9th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where visitation will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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