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Robert Anthony Murphy Jr.

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MURPHY, Jr., ROBERT ANTHONY "Bob" Robert Anthony Murphy Jr., born in San Diego, February 23, 1955. Bob went home to be with the Lord on June 1, 2006. Bob loved the Lord, his Catholic faith, his Family which included every person he ever met. And he loved his music. Bob was well known in the Diocese of San Diego for his loving service. Bob has been in the music Ministry since his first solo at Holy Trinity Church when he was 12. He led music at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at Holy Trinity for the last 15 years. He was also a music teacher and former youth group leader there. He worked at Pacbell and Lucent Technologies for many years. Most recently he was employed as Director of Faith Formation and led music at St. Pius X Church in Jamul. He grew-up in El Cajon, CA. He was a graduate of El Cajon Valley High School, College of the Siskiyou and Christian Heritage College. He was involved in the Cursillo Community, Benedictus, Magnificate, Steubenville West Conference, RCIA and Pro-Life ministries just to mention a few. He was an enthusiastic fund raiser for Cystic Fibrosis research. He was godfather and sponsored many in their formation of faith. He formed the Bob Murphy Band in 1999 aka "BMB." He helped many experience the greatness of the Lord by performing many wonderful concerts. The majority of the songs that he and his band performed were self written contemporary praise and worship music. His CD "Child of God" was a local best seller. His father Robert Anthony Murphy Sr. and brother John Joseph Murphy preceded Bob into their eternal rest. He is survived by his Loving mother Marie Therese Murphy, his son Skylar Murphy, sisters: Mimi (Richard) Davey, Colette Hazlet, Kathleen Murphy, Rose (Bryan) Remillard and Tricia (Tim) Long. Brothers: Ed (Melody) Murphy, Jim (Lisa) Murphy, Joe (Dawn) Murphy, Dennis Murphy and his Dearest friend Teresa Marcotte and her children Malorie, Coyrtne and Cameron. Twenty-one nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews and friends too numerous to count. Services: will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 405 Ballard St., El Cajon CA. Rosary Tuesday, June 6th at 7 p.m., Viewing to begin at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass Wednesday, June 7th at 11 a.m., burial at Holy Cross Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Serving Hands International, 4607 Mission Gorge Pl., San Diego CA 92120. Make checks payable to: SHI; in memory of Bob Murphy.Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com
Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on June 6, 2006
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