Murphy, James Semer, 30- year resident of Palos Verdes Estates , passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2002 in Los Angeles. Born in Minneapolis, MN, James was 72 when he died. He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church and he is survived by wife, Marie ; Daughter, Julia Murphy of San Pedro; Sons, Christopher Murphy of Harbor City, David Murphy of Jacksonville, FL, James Murphy of Palos Verdes Estates, Quentin Murphy of Saudi Arabia, Ryan Murphy of San Francisco and Shane Murphy of San Francisco; Also survived by a sister, Kathleen Murphy of Minneapolis, MN. and a brother, Robert Murphy of Chicago, IL. Memorial Mass will be held at St. John Fisher Catholic Church on Saturday, June 15th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Catholic Relief Services or Doctors Without Borders.

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  1. Dear Marie and Family.My condolences on the passing of a very kind and loving man. I first mt Jim when I became Director of Religious Education (DRE) at St. Lawrence Martyr parish in 1971. He was chairman of the governing board and was kind enough to welcome me and help me become acquainted with all the other members. Jim was a person who went the “extra mile” to make a new Director feel comfortable in her new position. I have always recalled his kindness with great appreciation. My son Ronald was Quentin\’s classmate and my daughter,Patrice was David\’s. They join me in sending prayers to all the Murphy family. It has been a pleasure to know all of you for over 30 years and we join you in celebrating Jim and the goodness he brought into this world. May his spirit dwell within each and every Murphy now and in the future.God grant you peace and love. Joan Geltz and Family

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