Stanley J. Murphy, 79, of Pottstown, husband of Anna Mae (Deliman) Murphy, passed away on Saturday at Manor Care in Pottstown.

Born in Detroit, MI, and raised in Hazelton, he was the son of the late Stanley and Verna (Medvitz) Murphy. He then moved to Pottstown in 1953.

Stanley was a member of St. Aloysius RC Church in Pottstown where he was active as a parishioner and in the senior groups. He retired from Mrs. Smith’s Pie Co. in 1997 after working 31 years. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus at the Fr. Bally Council #1192, and a member of Local #6 Bakers Union.
Stanley was an avid sports fan especially when it came to the Eagles and Phillies. He enjoyed going on trips and spending time with his family. He was a beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather and will be sadly missed.

Surviving with his wife of 58 years are children Theresa R. Urban, wife of Steve, of Pottstown, Stanley J. Murphy III of Douglassville, Michael P. Murphy of Pottstown, Kevin J. Murphy, husband of Karen, of Douglassville and Elizabeth A. Shumaker, wife of the late John, of Pottstown; sister Rose Murphy of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; grandchildren Justin Olinger, Matthew Gollnick-Murphy, Kristy Hollis,  Avery Shumaker, Alyssa Murphy, and Owen Murphy; and great grandson Julien Olinger.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:30AM at St. Aloysius RC Church, 214 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown with Fr. Joseph Maloney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Aloysius New Cemetery, Pottstown. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:15AM at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Stanley’s name to American Parkinsons Disease Assoc., 330 S. 9th Street, 3rd Floor, Phila., PA 19107 or ST. Aloysius RC Church Building Fund, 214 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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