Bernard J. Murphy

Bernard J. “Butch” Murphy, 53, of Unity Township, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1965 in Latrobe, a son of the late Mary C. (Repko) Murphy.

Butch was owner and operator of Bernard J. Murphy Plumbing Services in Greensburg and Glitter Mountain Fireworks Sales in Donegal. He was a member of St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church. Among his favorite pastimes were camping, fishing, skiing, swimming, drinking coffee, and watching westerns. He was also a Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast, enjoyed collecting model trains and recently became a coin collector.

Butch was a loving husband, father of five, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dawn M. (Petro) Murphy, children: Ryan M. Petro, Bernard J. “Bernie” Murphy Jr., Rachel L. Murphy, Brianna M. Murphy, and Michael S. Murphy; brothers: A. Donald Murphy (Tammy), Ronald S. Murphy, P. Douglas Murphy (Nadine), and Vincent C. Murphy; a special nephew Ron Murphy Jr.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law George and Jackie Petro, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM in Saint Benedict Church, 260 Bruno Road, Greensburg. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. To post an online condolence, please visit