John C. Murphy, 71, of South Crawford Avenue, New Castle, died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at his home in New Castle.
He was born on Jan. 13, 1946, in New Castle, a son of the late William and Marie (Cross) Murphy.
Mr. Murphy was a roofer for Jr. Black's Construction for more than 20 years.
He enjoyed fishing, playing video poker, going to auctions and was an avid sports fan. He also loved family gatherings and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his companion of 27 years, Kathy Todd of New Castle; a stepson, Christopher Todd and Ida Swesey of New Castle; two sisters, Winifred Murphy of New Castle and Ruth Trimble Nestorek of New Castle; four stepgrandchildren; a stepgreat-grandson; and three nephews, Richard, Robert and Ryan Trimble.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, William Murphy; his nephew, Ronald Trimble; and his great-nephew, Tommy Trimble.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Dennis Bupp will be officiating.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on  February 3, 2017