Timothy J. Murphy

Born: Tue., Nov. 15, 1955
Died: Sun., Jun. 3, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 06, 2012
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 06, 2012
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Thu., Jun. 07, 2012
Location: St. Raphael's Catholic Church

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Timothy J. “Murph” Murphy             Beloved Son, Husband and Father
Duke Center- Timothy J. “Murph” Murphy, 56, of Main St., passed away Sunday (June 3rd) at the Olean General Hospital following a brief illness.
Born November 15th, 1955 in Bradford he was a son of William and Dolores Nick Murphy.  On November 5th, 1994 in the Transfiguration Church in Olean he married Elizabeth Rakus who survives.
Tim was a 1972 graduate of Smethport High School and later attended Edinboro State College.  He had resided in Duke Center since 1994.
He was employed by Clearfield Hardware where he worked in sporting goods sales.  Later he owned and operated Murphy’s Law in Rixford for 18 years; he was then employed by NAPA Auto Parts as an outside sales representative until his illness.
Tim was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Eldred where he was a lector; he was also a member of the Little Nippers of Otto Twp., a member and past president of the Keating Sportsman’s club, a past coach of the Nippers Baseball League and was active in Legion Baseball.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Zachary and Matthew Murphy, both at home; his mother, Dolores Rosenswie of Smethport; three brothers, Michael (Elizabeth) Murphy of Glenshaw, PA, Robert (Judi) Murphy of Smethport and William (Heather) Murphy of Cherokee, NC; as well as several nieces and nephews and numerous aunts and uncles.
Tim was preceded in death by his father and his step father, Edward Rosenswie.
Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Raphael’s Church with Rev. Tom Brown and Rev. Brian Vossler as con-celebrants.  Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
The Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 8:30 in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tim Murphy Scholarship Fund thru the Little Nippers, Stone’s Buddies from Women and Children’s Hospital in Buffalo or the Kevin House in Buffalo.

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