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April 27, 1937 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 83)

On July 10, 2020 James Edward Murphy, father of five, passed away at the age of 83. 

James was born on April 27, 1937 in San Francisco, CA to Francis Murphy and Mary (Calvert) Murphy. He served four years in the USAF as an airman first class. He then received his undergraduate degree in Economics and a MBA from Humboldt State University. He was a business owner and found success in sales. He had 5 children with his first wife (Bette L. Bahr) : Ronald, Michael, Brett, Lance, & Marci. He later married Paula Wong Chin and had many happy years.

James was preceded in death by his father, Francis, his mother Mary, his wife Paula, and sons Ronald and Brett. He leaves behind three children: Michael, Lance, and Marci, numerous grandchildren, sister Judy, sister in law Peggy, as well as several nephews, and a niece.

James will be remembered for his generous heart,  his boisterous laugh, big hugs, and his love of football and sports. He also loved the New York Times Crossword puzzles and was extremely good at quickly completing them. 

Due to COVID, the funeral service will be held at a future date (TBD) when travel is safe at Davis Cemetery: 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618.  In the meantime, please send any donations in his memory to: American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.