In Memoriam



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 family, visit

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.

Kevin 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 Davis of Pennsylvania, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Published in Star-Ledger on March 20, 2013

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