Marjory J. Murphy Robinson

23 May 2019 | 12:48

Marjory J. Murphy Robinson, aged 99, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.
Marjory was born in Columbus, Ohio to Dr. Joseph M. Jones, dentist, and Lauretta M. Jones (nee Wright), a nurse. She graduated at age 20 from Ohio State University (Pi Beta Phi sorority) with a degree in elementary education and taught for several years in Ohio until she married 1Lt. Joseph F. Murphy, a pilot in the AAF, in Hobbs, NM. Following WWII she lived in Brooklyn, NY and then moved to Lake Mohawk, Sparta, NJ in 1949. In 1951 she was selected as Mrs. Lake Mohawk and went on to represent New Jersey in the Mrs. America Pageant held in Atlantic City.
Marjory was a teacher for many years at the Helen Morgan School in Sparta until her retirement. She was a member of the Lake Mohawk Country Club and the Lake Mohawk Golf Club where she played a rare round of golf, but particularly enjoyed playing bridge with friends. She will be forever remembered as looking at life through rose-colored glasses, elegant attire and love of friends, family and teaching.
Marjory was predeceased by her daughter, Maureen Lotz and a grandson John Lotz III as well as her husband Joseph Murphy and second husband Walter Robinson. She is survived by two children and their families: Jerry Murphy and former wife Karel; Marjy Murphy and husband Mark Scott. She also leaves her grandchildren: Justin Murphy and wife Alexandria and great-granddaughter Morgan; Sean Murphy and wife Shaunna; Ryan Murphy and wife Stacy; Mark Lotz and wife Deanna and great-granddaughter Elise; and step-granddaughters Lauren and Erin Scott.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4 until 7 p.m. with a blessing at 6 p.m. at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Sparta VFW Post 7248, 66 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871 and/or the Sparta Education Foundation 270 Sparta Avenue - Suite 104 PMB 126 Sparta, New Jersey 07871.
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