New Jersey Couple Married for 62 Years Die of COVID-19 on the Same Day, 2 Days After Son's Death

"He was always working on something," it read. "John had a knack for trying to make people feel special. He would spend hours searching for or creating the perfect gift to give someone."

John is survived by his three sons.

"John was a proud Jersey product all the way," Murphy tweeted on Wednesday. "He was an avid reader & movie buff. John was funny, thoughtful, intelligent, & introspective."

As of Thursday, there have been more than 5,247,400 cases of COVID-19 in the United States and 166,700 deaths from coronavirus-related illnesses, according to a New York Times database.

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