Sandra L. ‘Sandy’ Murphy

Sandra L. “Sandy” Murphy, 73, Graystone Manor at Bellmeade, died Aug. 21, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Sinary T. and Dorothy M. (Maglauchlin) Dinges. She married Bryan W. Murphy on July 24, 1969, in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are her husband of Tyrone; a son, Bruce A. Black of Altoona; and a sister, Joann D. Bennett (Charles “Buss”) of Altoona.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Dinges.

Sandy was a 1957 graduate of Altoona High School. She was a life member of Juniata Presbyterian Church, where she served as an ordained deacon and elder. She was a member of the church choir and was the church secretary for 37 years.

Sandy was an avid reader, did needlepoint and enjoyed day trips with her sister. She will be deeply missed for her sense of humor by her family and church family.

At Sandy’s request, there will be no viewing. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Juniata Presbyterian Church.

Remembrance gifts in Sandy’s memory may be made to the church or to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.

Arrangements are by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona.