Kevin C. Murphy
Kevin C. Murphy,
55, of Hazlet, N.J., passed away suddenly on March 17,
2013. Family and friends are invited to visit on
Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, March 22, from 8 to 8:45
a.m. at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation
Service, 3269 State Rt. 35 North, Hazlet. A Mass of
Christian Burial is on Friday, March 22, at 9:30 a.m. at
the Holy Family R.C. Church, Union Beach, N.J. Interment
is in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, N.J. For
information, directions or to send condolences to the
Kevin was born in Jersey
City, N.J. on May 28, 1957, and grew up there. In 1983,
he moved to Bayonne, N.J., for a short time, before
settling in Hazlet in 1985 to raise a family. Kevin
attended Charles Street School in Jersey City and St.
Paul of the Cross. He graduated from Hudson Catholic
School and played on the championship basketball and
baseball teams. Kevin worked at the World Trade Center
in the Legal Department, and graduated from the Port
Authority Police Academy in 1985. He was a first responder
during Hurricane Floyd, served in rescue operations in
1993 during the World Trade Center bombing, and
supervised 9/11 recovery efforts at Ground Zero.
carried the torch for the final leg of the World Special
Olympics in Athens, Greece, in 2011, and was special
Olympics Law Enforcement coordinator with over 25 years
involvement in the Special Olympics. He was a fixture at
Special Olympic events, the Polar Bear Plunge, Plane
Pull, Snow Bowl and the Summer Games.
Kevin was a proud member
of the Port Authority Emergency Service Unit (supervisor
and officer) and was a lieutenant for the Port Authority
Police Department with 28 years of service.
Kevin was an
avid fan of the Giants and Kansas City Royals. He was
active in coaching sports with his daughters' softball
and basketball teams and was a member of the HYAL.
Kevin's daughters were his pride and joy and his biggest
accomplishment; he was a dedicated husband and father.
He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
Kevin was predeceased by
his parents, Robert and Joan (Hanley) Murphy. He is
survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Barbara
(Davis) Murphy; his loving daughters, Allison and Jenna
Murphy; his dear brother, Brian Murphy and his wife,
Kathleen, of Middletown, N.J.; his sisters and
brothers-in-law, Bernadette Paul of Matawan, N.J.,
Andrew and Roberta Davis of Holmdel, N.J.,and Jason
Pennsylvania, along with many nieces, nephews
Published in Star-Ledger
on March 20, 2013
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