John Murphy

Answer one question or many - using words, photos or other media.

What did John love?

Colleen Harris
Rock hunting, working in his stone workshop, shaping agates.
Reading WWII books, watching WWII movies, sitting on his screened-in porch in Bethel.

Did John have a favorite phrase or common mannerism?

Colleen Harris
Old age is not for sissies.

What are your best memories of time together?

Colleen Harris
At Cold Spring Lake in New Jersey in the early 1960s, holding me above the water, and then swishing me around in the water.

What will you miss most about John?

Colleen Harris
Talking with him about the Catholic Church and its history.
His passion for history.

What made John laugh?

Colleen Harris
Slightly bawdy jokes, Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, and the rest of the cast.

If you could send John a message now, what would you say?

Colleen Harris
Dad, you were my hero, my Roman soldier, and thank you for teaching me about stones, rocks, and gems. I'm still crazy about them!

How would John most want to be remembered?

Colleen Harris
As the husband of an amazing woman, the love of his life, Rita Murphy, and as a WWII Veteran.

Post a photo from each decade of John's life

What's your favorite picture of John?

What did John dislike?

What did you learn from John?

What do you most want people in the future to know about John?