John Murphy

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John Slaughter Murphy, 89, died April 11, 2011. John was born in Philadelphia on June 28, 1921. He moved to Princeton in 1961. During World War II he was a First Lieutenant in the15th Air Corp, 450th Bomb Group stationed in the Mediterranean Theatre, serving as a bombardier on a B-24 Liberator. He flew 35 missions over the European Theatre; receiving the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters and four battle stars for campaigns in the Rome-Arno, Battle of the Balkans, invasion of North Africa, and southern France. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business in 1948. He worked for Container Corporation of America in Philadelphia and New Brunswick in production management and in sales with Permaflex Corp. He was descended from several colonial families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Son of the late Francis and Mary Cowell Murphy he was predeceased by brother Frank Murphy and sister Jean Lemke. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean C. Murphy, daughter and son-in-law Susan and Ted Strempack, son Robert Murphy, grandchildren Kymberly Clark, Guy Strempack, and great granddaughters Taylor and Camy Clark and Mia Strempack, and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Monday April 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Church, All Saints Rd., Princeton, NJ. Donations in his memory may be made to All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Rd., Princeton, NJ or the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, Inc., 257 N. Harrison St., Princeton, NJ 08540. Arrangements are under the direction of The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
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