Man works for 60 years at South Philadelphia paint store

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Man works for 60 years at South Philadelphia paint store
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Man works for 60 years at South Philadelphia paint store. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4 p.m. on September 14, 2018.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- This is a story that's making us Philly Proud Friday.

Today in South Philadelphia, there's a man named Edward Murphy who is celebrating a pretty remarkable milestone, his 60th anniversary with his company.

He has worked 60 years for Sherwin Williams.

Murphy, or Murph as he's known has spent the past six decades working there.

He's had a lot of roles there, including manager and you can now find him on the sales floor.

Murphy graduated from LaSalle University, spent 4 years in the Navy during the Korean War and since 1958 he's been working for Sherwin Williams.

And he still works there!

"I like working but I like working for the Sherwin Williams Company. They have been really good to me."

We asked him if he was still enjoying himself. "Yeah, I like waiting on customers and meeting contractors. How long you think you are going to work? Murphy said, "As long as my body allows."

Store manager Naim McClain said, "He's a man for company and family and country and an honor to work with him and hear stories of the history of the paint business."

At 87 years young, he's still the go-to guy especially for customers who know he knows he stuff and those swatches too!

In case you want to say hi, that's the Sherman Williams at 10th and Washington Avenue, and especially if you want to talk paint, he's your guy.


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