Thomas Kevin Murphy
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In Loving Memory
Thomas Kevin Murphy
Aug. 30, 1952 - May 21, 2016
Born to Leo and Joan Murphy in San Jose, CA. Brother to Dennis, Mary Kay Paine (Scott), Susie Harper (Jim), Pat Murphy (Nancy), and Mindy Charbonneau (Glen). Devoted father to Katie Frank (Charlie), Adam Murphy, and Tyler Murphy. Loving grandfather to Cooper and Emerson Frank. Longtime partner to Mary Hatch. Preceded in death by Leo Murphy (father) and older brother Denny.
Tom attended St. Martin of Tours Elementary School, Bellarmine College Prep, and Santa Clara Universiy. Tom was an employee of PG&E for 30 years. Tom loved hiking and traveling. He was a avid motorcyclist and traveled through the country with his life-long friend and fellow mototcycle enthusiast, Dennis Alongi. Tom was a beloved grandfather, father, son, brother, and friend and he will be greatly missed. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sierra Club Memorials, 2101 Webster St. Ste 1300, Oakland, CA 94612


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jun. 3, 2016.
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June 17, 2016
Tom and I were friends throughout high school and college, and then we re-connected in 2011. I will never forget his love of music and sports, along with his positive attitude about life and people. Tom was uncompromising in his belief in finding the good in his fellow human beings, regardless of the circumstance. My deepest condolences to the Murphy family.
Tim Reding
June 7, 2016
I want to express my deepest sympathy and heartfelt sadness in Tom's passing. I met Tom in 1970 while I was dating his good friend, Jim Mason. I loved his personality and great laugh. For many years, he was very special to my twin sister, Eileen, and the Ryan family. I am so happy to have reconnected with Tom in 2011 and so happy to see that he was the same Tom. He was very proud to discuss his children and grandchildren. I will miss our occasional phone conversations.

Rest in Peace.


Kathy Ryan

Rest in Peace Tom
June 6, 2016
My deepest sympathy to Tom's family. He was a special friend to me and my family for several years. He was my Senior Ball date: a lifelong memory. I was his Junior Prom date. My sister, Kathy, reunited with him a few years ago. It was nice to hear about him.



Eileen (Ryan) De Martino
June 6, 2016
A great guy! I remember all the fun we had on double dates. I'm very glad that you are at peace and no longer suffering. Condolences to your friends and family. Rest in peace, Tom!
Vickie Kracht Joseph
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