Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 

 

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Service Information

Timothy Michael Murphy 
Visitation: Sunday, July 12, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Stroo Funeral Home 
Service: 11:00 am Monday, July 13, 2020 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 52nd Street, SE; Kent Wood, MI 49508

Cemetery: Winchester Cemetery, Byron Center, MI
Memorials: Timothy M. Murphy Titan Scholarship Award care or Lumen Christi Catholic School Advancement Office, 3483 Spring Arbor Rd., Jackson, MI 49203; please indicate the Timothy Murphy Fund in the memo line.

After winning several hard fought battles, Tim lost his war against head and neck cancer. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Tim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pamela (Ohlerich) Murphy; daughter, Lindsay H. Murphy; son, Brett T. Murphy and his wife, Pamela Rojas-Murphy and their children, Connor and Penelope Murphy; his parents, Gerald and Patircia Murphy; brother, Mike (Kim) Murphy; sisters, Teri (Brad) Gier, Julie Maskell all of Jackson, MI; as well as several other family members. 
Tim graduated from Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Jackson, MI and started his electrical career at Miller Tool & Die in Jackson. He continued his career path with positions at Diecast Corp, Thompson Electric, and Shrader Machine. He chose to move his family to Grand Rapids in 1987 for a better career and future opportunities for himself and his family. He became a Programmable Controls Engineer holding positions at GM, AutoBond, Steelcase, and finally at Kendall Electric. He retired from Kendall in September 2019 after 22 years as both Account Manager and Sales Manager. 
Tim's was a life well lived. He was strong in his Catholic faith and values, and lived his life accordingly. He led by example and greatly believed in giving back. He was a mentor to many and always eager to volunteer. Most recently he was elected as Chairman of the Patient Family Advisory Council for Spectrum Health to help current and past cancer patients navigate their way through treatments and recovery. 
Tim was a good and faithful servant and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
The family will greet visitors on Sunday, July 12, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508; where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Monday, July 13, 2020 at St. May Magdalen Catholic Church, 1253 53nd Street SE, Kentwood, MI 49508. Private interment services will be held at Winchester Cemetery. Because of current COVID requirements please apply social distancing rules and wear face masks. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Timothy M. Murphy Titan Scholarship Award care of Lumen Christi Catholic School Advancement Office, 3483 Spring Arbor Rd., Jackson, MI 49203 with Timothy Murphy Fund indicated in the memo line. 
STROO FUNERAL HOME
1095 68TH ST SE
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49508 

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