Murgia, John E. Jr. of Lomita, CA passed away on August 4th, 2011. Born in 1929 in Watertown, MA, he moved to Albany NY with his family at the age of 8. John served as a Marine for two stints, one as a combat soldier during the Korean conflict. He was honorably discharged and began his long career in the construction industry, being a journeyman and then builder of custom homes in NY. John moved to CA at the age of 40 where he pursued his career in construction even further. He was VP and GM of Pacific Builders, one of the largest home remodeling contractors, and become Pres. of Trans-National Builders, where he was also a partner. In the mid 90's, he and his brother Ed started J&E Construction, specializing in home remodels and additions. John's favorite pastime was golf, which he played often with his friends and colleagues. John is survived by his former wife Diane and their daughter Lisa, and, from his first marriage to Ann Futia, daughters Diane, Judy, and her sons Michael and Cody, Debbie (Richard) Reggio and their daughters Christina and Victoria, and Kelly (Mario) Pennacchia and their children Gianna and Pauly. He is also survived by his brothers Ed and Hank Murgia, and his sister Sylvia Neary. A celebration of John's life will be held at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Albany, NY.

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  1. To the family of John Murgia, We met John in 1999 and had him build a second home for us in Lawndale. He not only built our house but finished early and on budget. He was an angel for us. We became friends during the building and played golf with him on many occasions. John was a friend and we will miss him. Rest in peace my friend.

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