Longtime Kenai and Nikiski resident Henry P. "Hank" Murphy died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the Central Peninsula General Hospital. He was 64.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Moose Lodge No. 1942 in Kenai. Military honors will be performed by VFW Post No. 10046 and American Legion Post No. 20.
Mr. Murphy was born Sept. 20, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Murphy served in the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge. He was employed by Alaska Cab for nine years.
He married Janice Patrick on March 10, 1992, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He had been a member of Moose Lodge No. 1942 in Kenai since 1997 and also was a member of the Gold Prospectors Association of America.
"Hank will be missed by his family and best friend Hairy Erickson, along with those who met him while driving for Alaska Cab. They could depend on him to get them home safe. Hank was a jolly and private person. He enjoyed the outdoors, panning for gold and creating new ideas on how to improve the tasks he would take on. He also enjoyed working in the yard and on automobiles," his family said.
Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his mother, Lileyan Brunn; and father, Joseph Fabalor.
He is survived by his significant other, Janice Patrick of Kenai; brothers, Earl Jinings of Soaplake, Wash., John Jinings of Moses Lake, Wash., and John Fabalor of Spokane, Wash.; sisters, Annie Wheeler of Odessa, Wash., and Jan Bucks of Florida; stepchildren, Theresa Patrick of Kenai and William E. Patrick Jr. of Wenatchee, Wash.; stepgrandson, Steven Patrick of Sterling; step-granddaughter, Maureen Townsend of Kenai; grandchildren, Nick, Kyle and Billy III all of Wenatchee; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family, C/O Janice Patrick, 200 Sterling Court, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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