Ardys W. Murphy

FORESTVILLE – Ardys W. Murphy, 83, of Bradigan Road, Forestville, formerly of Lancaster, NY, died Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Absolut at Westfield, following a short illness. Mrs. Murphy was born in Depew, on July 15, 1929, the daughter of the late Oscar and Karena (Steiner) Weitman.

She graduated from Depew High School and enjoyed studying history and listening to jazz. Mrs. Murphy loved living in Forestville and being part of the community.

Survivors include two sons Kevin (Carol) Murphy, of Kenmore and William Murphy, Jr., of Buffalo; a daughter, Lauren (Tom LaValley) Murphy, of Frederick, Md.; and a sister, Delores Viscusi, of Arizona. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband William F. Murphy, Sr., whom she married July 22, 1947 in the Bowmansville United Methodist Church and who died December 18, 2004, by her daughter Pamela Murphy-Cleary and by a sister, Muriel Murphy.

There will be no visitation observed. Private Services will be at the convenience of family and Private Interment will be in Forestville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Forestville Wesleyan Church, 9603 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville. To post condolences go to