Funeral Notice for Brother Daniel P. "Dan" Murphy
Friday, November 13, 2015

Daniel P. “Dan” Murphy, brother member, President and Director of Welfare of Plumbers' and Pipefitters' Local Union No. 562 of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

 Dan grew up in Jennings, Missouri where he graduated from Jennings High School in 1974. After graduation, Dan enlisted in the United States Navy. During his service from 1974-1978, Dan achieved the rank of Third Class Petty Officer. Dan pursued further education at Washington University, taking courses in English Literature.

 Dan was initiated into the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters in October of 1978 and served as an apprentice, journeyman, foreman and general foreman prior to becoming a Business Representative in 1996. In 2001, 2006 and 2011 he was elected as a Delegate to the United Association Convention. Dan was elected President of Local 562 in 2002 and was appointed Director of Welfare in 2008.

Dan was known for his love of dogs, especially his two girls, Lucy and Ethel. In his free time, Dan enjoyed taking weekend rides in his Jeep. His hobbies included fly-fishing in Seattle, bass fishing, and playing his guitars.

Dan was notorious for his constant sense of spontaneity. You could always count on him for a fun, spur of the moment outing. He truly lived each day to the fullest. We will miss Dan’s ability to light up a room with his remarkable story telling, and witty sense of humor.

Beloved husband of Bonnie A. Murphy (nee O’ Hare). Dear father of Scott (Erin) Brantley and Heather (Mike) Ottmar. Proud grandfather of Dylan and Genevieve. Loving son of Daniel and Juanita Murphy (nee Cooke). Brother of Terri (Mark) Evans and Tim (Kelly) Murphy.Brother-in-law of Kathy (Don) Baniak, Steve (Mary Ellen) O’ Hare and Dan (Cindy) O’ Hare. Dear Paw-paw of Lucy and Ethel.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015, 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. at The Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home and Crematory, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, MO 

Funeral will be held at The Stygar Mid Rivers Funeral Home and Crematory,5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles, MO. on Mon., Nov. 23 commencing at 10:00 A.M.

Private inurnment at Bellerive Gardens Cemetery.

No flowers please. Dan’s family suggests memorial donations to the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 Adopt A Family Program. Please make check payable to Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562 and indicate “Adopt A Family” in the memo. Memorials may be mailed to Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union No. 562 Attn: Adopt A Family, 12385 Larimore Road, St. Louis, MO 63138.

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