James D. Murphy, Jr

October 06, 1946 - December 29, 2022

Visitation: Monday, January 2, 2023, 2-4, 6-8 pm; Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills, 15229.

Service: Tuesday, January 3, 2023, 10 am; Christ Our Savior Parish, St. Cyril Church.

James D. Murphy, Jr, age 76, passed away suddenly on Thursday December 29th, 2022. He leaves his loving wife, Elizabeth (Gardy) Murphy of 53 years, several cousins,  many friends and colleagues and his greyhound, Holly, to remember and miss him. He was preceded in death by his beloved son,  James D. Murphy III who passed away on Monday December 26th 2022, his parents, Julia and Jim Murphy and his sister, Laverne Evans. Jim was a 1964 graduate of North Catholic High School and graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1968. He served honorably in the United States Army and following his return from a tour of duty in Vietnam he attended Duquesne School of Law.  Jim served as Public Defender for Greene County before joining  J.J. Gumberg where he was Executive Vice President, General Council and Corporate Secretary before retiring in 2018. He worked on numerous development projects most notably Water Works Mall. Jim was an avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed cheering for the Fighting Irish and attending Pittsburgh Penguin games with his beloved son, James.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills, 15229. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 am at Christ Our Savior Parish, St. Cyril Church, with Rev. Nick Vaskov officiating. Interment will follow at Uniondale Cemetery.

If desired contributions in Jim’s name can be made to the Veterans Breakfast Club, 200 Magnolia Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15228.

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  • June Keenan

    My deepest sympathies upon the loss of your husband.

  • carol carswell

    I cannot find the words to describe how sadden I am over the monumental lost of Jim and Jamy. I know God and your faith will provide comfort and help you cope.

  • Judith Mancini

    My deepest condolences.
    I am thinking of you with care and concern and wish to be supportive. Love Judy

  • Ruth Getz

    Liz, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your son and husband in just one week. I cannot imagine what you must be going through. Sending prayers for God’s strength, healing and comfort.

  • Neil V Himber

    Dear Elizabeth , please accept my prayers and sympathy.

  • Nancy and Richard Runge

    Dear Rooms,
    Richard and I send our deepest sympathies and love to you on the loss of your beloved Jim and James. May your happiest of memories help to comfort you at this very difficult and sad time. May you find peace in knowing Jim and James are together. You are in our thoughts and prayers as always.
    Much love,
    Nancy and Richard


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