Charles Elmer Murphy
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82, of New Philadelphia passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, March 28, 2014 at New Dawn Retirement Center.
Born Oct. 12, 1931, he lived in New Philadelphia most of his life. He attended New Philadelphia High School and then in 1950 enlisted in the United States Air Force until 1953. He returned home and obtained employment at the former Warner and Swaysey (Gradall) and remained there for 30 years until his retirement. He will be best remembered by his family for being a hard worker, his love for working outside, over-decorating for the holidays and loving his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include his four children, Charles Murphy and his companion, Anna Cox of Canton, Victor (wife, Rebecca) Murphy of Stafford, Va., Linda Blanchard and fiancé Michael McCormick of Browns Mills, N.J. and Amy (husband, Rob) Rufener of Strasburg; seven grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 3 at 11 a.m. in the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home and Crematory at Dover with Pastor Brian Flood officiating. Friends can call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Private family interment will take place in the East Ave. Cemetery at New Philadelphia. Those wishing to express their fondest memories of Charles may do so by visiting the on line obituaries and flowers link on the funeral homes website. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 N Wooster Ave Dover, OH 44622
Published in The Times Reporter on Apr. 1, 2014