I will miss my brother-in-law John! He has been a part of our family for so long. I will remember his laughter from every time I saw him. ♥️
In loving memory - Michelle and Joseph Mahler
Margaret, sorry we will not be there in person for John‘s memorial. Dan and I send sincere condolences and prayers to you and family. We were honored to have John as a friend , the many memories we will always cherish. May he rest in peace.
Dear Margaret and family I was so saddened to hear of John’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Margaret and Family
Our entire family is so sorry to hear about the passing of our good friend John. When you know someone for almost 60 years you can’t help playing back all the memories you have. John and I met in Forest Hills in 1965 while working for NY Telephone Company. This was the start of long lasting friendship filled with many fond memories some of which I would like to share.
John and I not only worked together in the FH Central Office making sure calls were going through the network for the folks in FH but we played and partied with our coworkers and vacationed together with our families.
John and I really became close when we started car pooling together driving long hours together with our car pool buddies Danny Schneider and Richard Marino through the horrendous Long Island traffic during bad weather, snow storms including a couple of blizzards when we got stuck and didn’t make it home.
Amazingly when spending so many long hours together in confined quarters I don’t ever remember having fight. We all truly got along having discussions about almost any subject. We would be constantly laughing about stupid stuff which I truly miss doing today with them. I feel so very fortunate to have had that kind of friendship.
I must mention all the fun we had playing softball for the Forest Hills A’s. It was a big part of our life during those years while we were young competing with all the other Telco Teams in Queens and eventually winning a couple of championships and playing in the downstate tournaments. It was something we took very seriously. If you question how serious we were you must know that John, Dan Mason and I drove to Ally Pond Park from Long Beach Island in NJ and back to play softball while on vacation with our families. Now that is serious or even maybe ridiculous. Also, the time we went on an adult vacation in the Pocono’s and played in a softball game while Margaret, Maureen and Kathy checked in by themselves raising some curiosity at the Pocono Gardens and especially when three dudes checked in later in the evening by themselves with their A’s Pinstripe uniforms raising even more curiosity.
And finally, John always gave it his all as we all did, when John broke his collarbone on a bang, bang play at home plate to end the game for a big win for the FH A’s.
The team was so excited they were jumping on John pulling his arm to congratulate him on such a great play not knowing he had just broken his collarbone. That is one of things that John probably could never forget.
Kathy and I feel very bad that we will not be home during John’s wake to pay our respects in person.
Please accept our sincere condolences and know John will be in our thoughts and prayers. May your family cherish all the memories you have of John and I’m sure there are many. May God bless your family during these times of sadness and may John rest in peace.
Your Friends Always
Bill, Kathy and Family
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In memory of John
Murphy Jr., John Thornton lit a candle
Margaret, Christine, Paul, Hanna, Owen, Jen, Mike, Sarah, Ryan , Dan Christine, Lily and Grayson-It is with Great sadness with the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather that we extend our deepest condolences. May he rest in peace.
I’m so sorry to hear of John‘s passing. I worked with John in Forest Hills for 17 years and during that time considered him a close friend. My condolences to the family and may John rest in peace.
In memory of John
Murphy Jr., Vanessa L Booth lit a candle
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.