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Michael J. Murnin, Jr.

February 18, 2022

Obituary

Michael J. Murnin, Jr., 64, a lifelong resident of Vandling, died unexpectedly on Friday February 18th at home with his wife, Kathleen Lent Murnin, at his side.

Born in Elizabeth, NJ, son of Julia Vavro Murnin, Vandling, and the late Michael J. Murnin, Sr., he was a dedicated parishioner of Ascension Parish, Forest City.  A graduate of Forest City Regional High School, Michael was a skilled carpenter with 42 years of experience who loved and took pride in his work, even after a tragic accident left him paralyzed in 2019.  Even as of late, he spent many hours in his workshop doing what he loved.  Michael spent many years doing his favorite activities, which included trapping, hunting, fishing, and skiing; all of these activities were always spent with family.  He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by all.

The family would like to thank Dr. Frank Moro for his friendship and for the care provided to Michael over the years.

Also surviving are his son: Michael J. Murnin, III; his daughter: Jennifer Carr and husband Thomas; his beautiful granddaughter: Remi Anne Carr; three brothers: Dr. Patrick Murnin and wife Cheryl; Dr. Mark Murnin and wife Kim; Robert Murnin and wife Holly; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

The funeral will be Thursday, February 24th with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Saint Joseph’s Church, Delaware St., Forest City.  Interment will follow in Saint Agnes Cemetery, Forest City.  Friends may call Thursday at the church from 9 am until mass time.  Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in Michael’s name to The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A Short Hills, NJ 07078, which is dedicated to funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 24, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
741 Delaware Street
Forest City, PA 18421

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
February 24, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph's Church
741 Delaware Street
Forest City, PA 18421

Interment
Thursday
February 24, 2022

Saint Agnes Cemetery
1000 Susquehanna Street
Forest City, PA 18421

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