John W. Murphy

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 October 2022 at 11:49 am

ALBION – John W. Murphy, 49, passed away on October 10, 2022. He was born in Batavia, NY to Colin Peter and Kathy (Narburgh) Murphy and had lived in Albion most of his life.

He graduated from Albion Class of 1992 where he wrestled and played football.  After high school he attended GCC for computer science and used those skills working at Dime Bank for some time as a computer analyst. He collected and sold antiques from all over the world but was lastly employed at UPS.

John was an avid sportsman and loved fishing. His passion for music led him to establish his own DJ business and he enjoyed bringing so much joy to those who attended the events. John loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and family. He loved animals and wildlife, especially the American Bald Eagle.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Ruth F. and William G. Narburgh, John F. and Elizabeth S.Murphy; and two uncles.

Along with his parents, he is survived by four children, Colin (Stephanie) of Albion, Alex (Elexa) of North Carolina, Rhiannon of Bergen, and Jamison of Batavia; four grandchildren, Kennedy, Karleigh, Conor and Colson; sister, Suzanne (Antonio) Giorno of Rhode Island; niece and nephew, Antonio and Mariana Giorno; several aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and longtime family friends, Rebekah Karls and Katrina Chaffee.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home, 21 West Ave, Albion, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Orleans County Ducks Unlimited, 15664 Holley RD, Holley, NY 14470.

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