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MURTHA John Joseph JR

Obituary
The Herald Mail
01 Jan 2003

UNIONTOWN, Pa. - John Joseph Murtha, 82, of Uniontown, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Born Dec. 2, 1920, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., he was the son of the late John Joseph Murtha Sr. and Margaret Eichman Murtha (Maude ECKMAN).

His first wife, Lily Mae Olinger Murtha, preceded him in death.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Marie Dillon Caffrey Murtha; two daughters, Linda Duffield of Hagerstown, and Susan Starcher of Dayton, Ohio; five stepchildren, Diane Lebo of Farmington, Pa., Maureen Caffrey of San Francisco, Claudia Robinson of Chalkhill, Pa., Michael Caffrey of Greensburg, Pa., and Brigid Caffrey of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Connie Edwards of Fairfax, Va., and Mary Humphreys of Arkansas; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Conway; and a brother, Edward Murtha.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Walnut Hill, with the Rev. William J. Kiel as celebrant. Entombment will be in Chapel of Memories Mausoleum, Sylvan Heights Cemetery.

Friends will be received Thursday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Stephen E. Kezmarsky III Funeral Home in Uniontown where a blessing service will be held.

Owner/SourceThe Herald Mail
Date1 Jan 2003
Linked toMURTHA John Joseph, Jr

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