John D. “Jack” Murdock
John D. “Jack” Murdock, 93 of Knoxville, passed away at his home on Oct. 22, 2021. Born April 25, 1928 in Brookfield Township, he was the son of the late David B. and Mary (Kilburn) Murdock. John served in the U.S. Army in Kaiserslautern, Germany after World War II.
After a long farming career, he worked at the Commonwealth Bank where he was the Galeton branch manager for 25 years. He was a member of the Austinburg United Methodist Church, River Valley Country Club, Galeton Rotary, Knoxville Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company and the Northern Tier Recreation Authority. He was an avid golfer, loved taking care of his lawn and garden, enjoyed the outdoors and especially enjoyed having coffee with the Knoxville coffee group.
John is survived by his sons, Rick (Lynn) Lawrence of Sunset Beach, N.C. and David (Lynne) Murdock of Knoxville, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Leslie and Mike Riley of Albuquerque, N.M., Mark and Tamara Lawrence of Italy, Katie and Andy Meeker of Tigard, Ore., Emma Wright of New York, N.Y., John R. and Mandy Murdock of Wilcox, Pa., Andrew Murdock and Joel Rhodes of Waitsfield, Vt. and Carley Murdock of Conshohocken, Pa.; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy O. Murdock; a daughter, Randi Lawrence; and his sister, Jane Murdock.
A memorial service will be held at the Austinburg United Methodist Church on Monday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Ed Rodarmel officiating. A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor can be made to the Austinburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 265, Knoxville, PA 16928 or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home.