Jun 28, 1940 – Sep 26, 2017
Edward Daniel Murphy, 77, of Simpsonville, passed on to his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Edward and Rita Cameron Murphy.
Ed served in the U.S. Army and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Johns University in Queens and had a long and varied career in the textile industry.He spent his early years in New York and Pennsylvania where he was very involved in church and community.
As an active member of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Brooklyn, he served as President of the Martineers Club. This club was the young adult club of the church, which was the driving force for many activities in the church. He was also an active member of the Holy Name Society, the Ushers Guild and the Theater Guild.
Ed was a proud and active member of the Knights of Columbus in Brooklyn and Queens. He served as Chancellor of Isabella Council #873 in Brooklyn and later was a member of Monsignor Sherman Council #5103 in Glendale, Queens, NY. Ed also served as a member of the State Guard that helped conduct the original Knights of Columbus Third Degree.
In 1972-1973 he served as Secretary of the New York State Council International Track Meet of the Knights of Columbus that was held at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. This was one of the oldest track and field events in the country.
Ed was also an active member of The Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Troop 482 in Brooklyn, and later became an Assistant Scoutmaster of the Troop.
Ed started his working career with United Merchants and Manufactures, a Multi National textile firm. He later joined Philip Gurian Sons, a women’s apparel firm. He became General Manager of their Hometown, Pennsylvania Distribution Center. While residing in Hometown, he was an active firefighter with the Hometown Volunteer Fire Company and served as its President.
Ed was Chairman of The President’s Council on hiring the handicapped in North Eastern Pennsylvania under the Carter Administration. He served on the board of the Tamaqua Industrial Development Enterprise(TIDE) and as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Employers Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania Employment Commission in Tamaqua, PA. Ed was also a proud member of the Tamaqua Lions Club and a member of the Valley Country Club in Hazelton.
Ed relocated to Greenville, SC and was associated with Dary Sue Fashions in Piedmont, SC and Booth Bay Ltd. in Greer, SC. While residing in Greenville, Ed met the love of his life, Jane Cashin. They were married in October 1988. Their son Jack Patrick was born in June, 1990.
Ed served as an assistant baseball coach on a number of teams in the Simpsonville Recreation League. He enjoyed sports, especially baseball and basketball. He was V.P. and President of the Booster Club at Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville, SC, where he also served as an assistant baseball coach. He was also chief fund raiser for the Booster Club for a number of years which included the Chairmanship of the Golf Tournament that raised funds for the school’s activity buses.
Ed was a member of Simpsonville United Methodist Church and served on various committees, including finance, Men’s Group and Wednesday night suppers, as well as an usher.
Both he and Jane were proud members of the Parents Advisory Council (PAC) at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, from which their son Jack Patrick graduated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Simpsonville United Methodist Church, Wofford College, or Shannon Forest Christian School.
Thomas McAfee Southeast