Philip R. Murphy

NEW WATERFORD- Philip R. Murphy, 51 of New Waterford, formerly of White Township, died Dec. 10, 2012 at his home.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1961 in Beaver Falls, Pa., the son of the late Kurtz and Betty (Shoe) Murphy. He was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School and employed at Armstrong World Industries in Beaver Falls for 29 years.

He is survived by his son, Brett Murphy of Chippewa, Pa., and a sister, Doris (Rick) Thayer of Chippewa, Pa.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chippewa United Methodist Church (Shenango and Darlington Road in Chippewa Township).

Those who can not attend can send a tribute or sign the guest book at

Arrangements were by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem, Ohio.