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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Brian Davey
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
My condolences to the Murphy family and friends of Tim''s. I knew him from his great work at Napa Auto Parts. He had an infectious personality and everyone always looked forward to spending time with Tim. God bless you all.

Joe and Jane Vogel
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
Dear Liz and Boys: Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We have many special memories with Tim from his younger days and will always remember his great personaltie and sense of humor. God be with you all.

Deb McManus
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
Liz, Zach and Matt,

My condolences to all of you and may the beautiful memories you shared as family give you strength and comfort. God bless.

Shelley Woonton
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. There is no way to begin to comprehend how you are feeling and coping. It is my hope that your memories will sustain you in the coming days, weeks and months and that your sons will provide a source of strength for you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless,


Don Morey
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
My sincere condolences to all the Murphy's and families.

Michele Vogel
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
Liz, Boys & Murphy Family: Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. I have alot of great memories with Tim that will never be forgotten. He was a great person and I'm glad that I got the chance to know him.

Carol Calvert
   Posted Tue June 05, 2012
You will be missed by many

Tom Nelson
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
What a great guy! I remember dropping a perfect touchdown pass and being a bit nervous going back to the huddle. Tim just put his arm on my shoulder and said, "hey, we'll get the next one". I hope he's keeping his arm loose, 'cause I'm ready. God bless and be with his family.

Penny & Larry Kahle
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
Liz and the boys our thoughts and prayers are with you during this diffecult time. There is so many memories that come to mind that were great. He was a unbelieveable person to know. He always had the Irish spirit. He will be greatly miss by us and by all.
Penny and Larry Kahle

Danielle (Murphy) Koch
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
My sincere sympathy to Liz, Matt and Zach and the rest of Tim's immediate family. As a cousin of Tim's (Tom Murphy is my father) I remember wonderful times with Tim growing up. He would come to Cuba Lake with my family (Grandma Harriet Murphy, Aunt Tina (Murphy) and Uncle Chuck Glick and my parents Tom and Noressa Murphy and Tim would bring his boat for all of us to take boat rides. He would also go hunting with my dad Tom and after hunting would eat breakfast with me and my siblings and my parents. I thought Tim was a really great cousin and was glad to have known him. I loved also going to Murphy's Law with my dad and Tim was kind and would give me a soda and talk to me. We will miss him so very much. His father William would be my Grandfather Pascal's brother. I am sure Tim was welcomed in the arms of the Murphy family and his mother's family as well as our Lord and Savior. No more suffering, no more pain, God has renewed you and made you new again. Love you and miss you cousin Tim. May God be with Liz and the boys and the immediate family and the extended family. Thanks for the sympathy from everyone, Tim's life should be honored as such.

Jean Morton
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
Liz and boys, My heart goes out to you, I am praying for all of your family.Tim was so proud of Zach and Matt, we would visit when he picked them up at school. Liz if you need anything let me know. I will help anyway I can. I just got out of strong memorial hospital for work on my heart, I am so sorry I didn't get to visitation. God bless, Jean

Joe Crowley
   Posted Wed June 06, 2012
Mike and family,

So sorry to hear of your loss, the family and the folks from eldred will miss Tim.

God bless,
The Crowleys (Bradford and Kane)

Judy Ellis
   Posted Mon June 11, 2012
My deepest sympathy to you Liz, and to Zach and Matt. May your strong spirit carry you through this most difficult time.

Mike and Carol (Becky) Smith
   Posted Sun June 17, 2012
Bob and Family,
Just to let you know we are thinking of you. We are sorry for the loss of your brother. Our prayers to you and may the great memories of Tim always be with you.

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