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PAUL JOHN MURPHY (known as PJ or Spongy) – Passed away 2 February 2016 – Aged 58 Years

03 May 16
Peter Bull
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Paul John Murphy

Paul John Murphy (P J or Spongy) aged 58 passed away on 2nd February 2016 at his flat, a result from a fall going upstairs to the bedroom where he was found deceased by a neighbour.

A Funeral Service was held on Friday 12th February at 2.30pm at the Le Pine Chapel 1048 Whitehorse Road Box Hill Vic.

The service was well attended with about 120 Family/Relatives/Friends/Work Colleagues including 22 OTC/OTVA Members namely:

Ashley & Glynis Foote,

Rob & Trish Byrne with son Nick,

Paul S Murphy (no relation),

Harold Murphy (no relation),

Robert & Judith Hall,

Gary & Debbie Kelly,

Warren Marshall,

John Caulfield,

Geoffrey Whitmore,

Charlie Micallef,

Geoff & Jan Lynn,

Artie Koopman,

Angelo Scambiatterra,

Steve Llewellyn,

Michael Murray,

Anthony Mikulic.

Personal Tribute by close mate Rob Byrne of Paul’s great love of Tennis, Surfing, Football, (Essendon) Cricket, Cycling, Running, Camping, Hiking, Golf, Shooting, Fishing, Music, Motor Biking, and always enjoyed the Annual Wagga Wagga weekend.

Paul commenced at OTC in Lonsdale Street Melbourne about 1976 as C.A./ITO/SITO until redundancy in 1986/7 then went to ANZ Bank until made redundant again in about 2007/8.

Paul with former wife Heather had two sons Sam & Jack and were in attendance at the funeral.



Heather Jean  Murphy (now Cook) Paul’s former wife has passed away peacefully on 5/4/2016 born on 31/12/1957 aged  58 from cancer. Heather was born in Foster Victoria.

Heather loved her sport being a Foundation Member of the Melbourne Renegades Cricket Team and a passionate and devoted Member of the Western Bulldogs. A Memorial Service was held at the MCG Members Dining Room on Friday 15th April at 12.30pm and was very well attended by several hundred family and friends. It was a fantastic celebration of Heathers life, love and achievements. Those attending from OTC were Ashley Foote, Trish & Rob Byrne and son Luke, Warren Marshall and daughter Lisa, P.S. Murphy, Harold Murphy, Keith & Jeanette Schafer, Janice & Geoff Lynn, Gary & Debbie Kelly and Lyn McKenzie.



Sports-aid June 1986

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