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Bernard "Murph" John Murray

November 20, 1936 — September 8, 2022

Coral, PA

Bernard “Murph” John Murray, 85, of Coral died September 8, 2022, at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA. He was the son of the late Bernard and Kathryn Grace Murray and was born November 20, 1936, in Indiana, PA.

Bernard attended Mass daily and was the altar server at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines. He was on the parish council and coordinated the lenten appeal for several years. Bernard was a founding member of the Homer City Boosters Club; and a member of the American Legion, Post 493, Homer City. He was a 50-year Pittsburgh Steelers season ticket holder and loved Pittsburgh sports teams, including the Pirates and the Penguins.  Bernard was also a devoted fan of IUP and Homer Center sports teams and was the biggest Notre Dame fan in Indiana County. He especially loved vacationing at Hilton Head Island with his family.

Bernard is served by his son, Patrick M. Murray, and his daughter-in-law, Kathleen (Grego) Murray, of Blairsville. He is also survived by his sisters, Gail (Ray) Risinger, and Marcy Braga, both of Blairsville, and his brother, Bill (Betty) Murray of Homer City.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Monica, and his sister, Mary Smith.

Family and friends will be received Saturday from 9 AM until the time of Blessing Service at 10:30 AM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines Site.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Homer City Area Athletic Boosters Club, P.O. Box 11, Homer City, PA, 15748 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, September 10, 2022

9:00 - 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

4606 Old US Highway 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748

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Blessing Service

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

4606 Old US Highway 119 South, Homer City, PA 15748

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines Site

Lucerne Road, Lucerne Mines, PA

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