James J. Murphy on March 12, 2021. Of Runnemede, formerly of Philadelphia. Age 93. Loving husband of the late Helen. Devoted father of Helen Kiewel (Ron), Kathleen Schreyer (Gary), and Jamie Applegate (Robert). Beloved poppy of Ronnie, Aubrey, Kevin, Melissa, Mollie, and Dillon. Great grandfather of Julia and Andrew.
James proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Realtor with Realco. He was the manager of the Mask and Wig club at The University of Pennsylvania. James loved listening to music, especially Frank Sinatra, making jokes and was an avid golfer.
There will be a viewing Friday morning from 8:45 to 10:15 am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral mass 11 am Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti RC Church 321 Orchard Ave. Runnemede, NJ. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James' memory to American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org PO Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.