Sad news for the security industry: CSAA past president John Murphy dies


We at SSN received some sad news today through CSAA's signals. The security industry has lost an industry heavy-hitter with the passing of John Murphy.

CSAA on October 14 announced the passing of CSAA past president John Murphy from a protracted illness.

“Despite his courageous six year battle, John peacefully succumbed to his illness October 13, 2010,” Murphy’s wife Mary Murphy said in the CSAA announcement. “John passed at home with our children and myself at his bedside, and we now rest comfortably in knowing that John is finally pain free.”

In lieu of flowers, the Murphy family have requested donations be made to the Directors Fund in Clinical Cardiology in honor of Dr. Irving Herling at Penn Medicine. Donations can be made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and should be sent to: Carol A. Forte, Executive Director of Development, Centers & Institutes, Penn Medicine, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

A wake for friends and family is scheduled for the afternoon and evening of Sunday, Oct. 17, at McChesney Funeral Home on Main Street in Moorestown, N.J. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, Oct. 18 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 42 West Main Street in Moorestown. Interment services will be held at Lakeview Memorial Cemetery in Cinnaminson followed by a luncheon at Riverton Country Club.