Scott W. Murphy

July 12, 1947November 2, 2012

An Officer and a Gentleman Scott W. Murphy, age 65, of Wayne, PA. died of biliary-tract cancer at his home on Friday, November 2nd with all of the abundant grace and dignity that had accompanied him throughout his entire life. The Murphy family is forever grateful to John G. Devlin, MD and all of the oncology nurses at Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists for extending our time with Scott with their genuine, professional and dedicated care. Scott was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Margaret Ann (Horr) and Robert T. Murphy. Scott enjoyed an enormously happy childhood with his parents and brothers and sisters. After graduating from Ohio State UN., Scott went on to an illustrious career as a pilot in the United States Air Force. While serving this country during Vietnam War, Scott was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his extraordinary flying skills. After retiring from the military, Scott joined ASTM International and became its Director of Educational Services, a position he loved and an organization he was proud to be part of. Scott is a member of the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC. He is also ex-officio of the Armed Serviced Council of the Union League of Philadelphia and has been blessed to be a part of that organization. Scott’s many, many talents included cooking and organizational skills and he was featured in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer in November 2007. Scott’s pride and joy was his family and time spent with all of them. Scott is survived by his father Robert (Of Mansfield, Ohio). His brothers Mike (Sally) and Steve (Patty), his sisters Eileen Anding (John) and Megan Boyer (Steve). The love of Scott’s life were his children Chris (Alison), Andy (Sarah) and Katie (Tom Pavlesich) and his grand children, Shawn, Daniel, Melanie, Erin, Andy and soon to arrive Chloe Mary. Scott has also enjoyed a lovely relationship with many nieces and nephews and was a beacon of joy and delight to all of Maureen’s family, especially her Mom, Joanie O’Gibney, her aunt Catherine Matey, her cousin Ed Matey (Ann) and Maureen’s brother Brian, and his wife and son (Marie and Brian P.) Scott is also survived by his former wife Joanne (Litzler), who is the mom of his kids. Scott has been married to Maureen (O’Gibney) for many years now and they have enjoyed a lifetime of love compressed into a shorter than prayed for time. The family is delighted to receive guests at the Alleva Funeral Home, Inc., 1724 E. Lancaster Ave. in Paoli on Wednesday, Nov. 7th from 5-8pm and again at St. Katharine of Siena Church on Lancaster Ave. in Wayne on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 10-11 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 on Thursday at St. Katharine’s of Siena Church. Int. Calvary cemetery in W. Conshohocken. In honor of Scott’s phenomenal care, memorial gifts are being directed to Villanova UN. School of Nursing Scholarship program, 800 Lancaster Ave. Villanova, PA. 19085.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2012

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Joe Abate

January 28, 2013

Intrepid staff officer and co-star! Bon voyage, my friend.

November 14, 2012

To all the Murphy Family,So very sorry to learn of Scott's passing. Many prayers are with you at this, monumentally, sad time. While growing-up in Mansfield, Ohio, we were all part of a wide circle of friends. I'm sure many of us are thinking of those days, and grateful for them.
Susie Spain Bernbeck, Overland Park, KS

Birdie and Al Fanta

November 13, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Maureen and the children for their loss. He raised a wonderful family and served his country well. We will never forget you, Scott.

November 12, 2012

We were friends of Scott when he lived in Mansfield.We have a lot of fond memories. Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

Jerry and Susie (Frampton) Grassel

November 11, 2012

To Maureen and the Murphy Family, We are devastated to hear of your loss. In deepest sympathy,
Ellen and Brad Beal

nikki van voris

November 8, 2012

Katie, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our Daddy's are very special. My prayers go out to you and your family. nikki

Tina Falkenstein-Gustavsen

November 7, 2012

To the Murphy Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Scott was a great man and a terrific boss(ASTM 1993-1998). May he rest in peace.

Patricia Fairall

November 7, 2012

Maureen, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember fondly working with both you and Scott in some of the ASTM training sessions in the past.

Eric Lesher

November 7, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

November 7, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time.
Our deepest sympathy,
ASTM Retirees' Club