Rev. Donald Lee Murphy


Rev. Donald Lee Murphy, 81, of Reading, passed away, Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at his residence.

Donald was born in Middletown, OH on December 5, 1937, a son of the late Dorothy (Leibcap) and Lowell Murphy.

He was the widower of Mona Faye (Eggleston) Murphy, Mrs. Murphy died in 1997.

Rev. Murphy graduated from Middletown High School, OH; Anderson University, Indiana, bachelor’s in theology, and earned a masters’s degree in Theology from Moravian College.

Rev. Donald L. Murphy was the minister at the following: Church of God’s: Eldred, PA, Butler, NJ, Reading, PA and Allentown, PA.

Donald is survived by two sons Jeffrey L. Murphy, of West Hazleton and Brian D. Murphy, of East Berlin.

He is also survived by 4 grandchildren Erin, Shannon, Maggie, and Leanne.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.