September 19, 1970 ~ July 20, 2020

Born in: Akron, OH
Resided in: Akron, OH

Michael “Murf” Murphy left us July 20, 2020 in the early morning, a time he always cherished, thus putting behind him hospitals, medicine, the pain and suffering of the last three months.

He was born September 19, 1970, attended St. Sebastian grade school and graduated from Firestone High School after which he joined the United States Marine Corp serving his country in Japan.

Having a terrific work ethic, he held numerous jobs before settling into the food service business with Tusko Sales and then Rizzi Distributers (Ironically, Michael met Linda while they were working at Rizzi’s). Known as “Murf” by many, he made numerous friends along the way.

His love of golf (genetic) gave him many years of enjoyment, capped by a round at Roses Run where the student bested his mentor. Another highlight was his golf trip to Ireland in 2009 with brother Pat and Dad.

Michael is survived by his wife Linda of 19 years, son Sean, daughter Racheal (Chris) Yocum, parents Dennis and Brenda, sisters Donna Murphy of Cincinnati, Jennifer (James) Obloza of South Lyon, Michigan, brother Patrick (Julie) of Damascus, Maryland and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A special Thank You to the Summa Hospice for their comforting care.

Calling hours will be Wednesday July 29 from 4-7 at Hummel Funeral Home in Copley. There will be an internment with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers you may remember Michael by making a contribution to the Michael Murphy Memorial to support the Challenge Golf Program. Challenge Golf provides instruction and golf experiences for disabled military veterans and others with disabilities. Make checks payable to Michael Murphy Memorial and send to : 925 Bristol Dr. Akron, OH 44312


Visitation: July 29, 2020 4:00 pm - July 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Hummel Funeral Home - Copley
3475 Copley Road
Copley, OH 44321

(330) 253-6126

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  1. We always enjoyed spending time with Mike, Linda, Racheal and Sean at our yearly Fourth of July picnics. He will definitely be missed.

  2. My deepest sympathies and love to your family. Michael was full of love and life for his family and friends. He will be missed.

  3. Loved working with Mike and sharing dinner at PRIDE conferences! He was a fun and happy soul! Rest in peace my friend!

  4. To the entire Murphy family, we are so sad, and so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful (young) man! I truly thought of Michael as a little brother, he was very special and will be truly missed!
    I pray that each and all of you find God’s comfort through the days and years to come…
    Love and our deepest condolences, Lora (Wurtz) and Bob Uhrig

  5. To Linda and the entire Murphy family…I was shocked to hear about the passing of Mike.

    I knew him from calling on him and talking at the front desk of Rizzi Distributors for over 15 years.

    He was man of great honor, respect and professionalism just like his picture in his Marine uniform.

    He will always stand tall and his memories of family and golf will live on.

  6. Dear Denny, Brenda and family,
    David and I are so sorry for your loss. We remember Mike fondly from his participation in many fundraising activities for Loyola Retreat House. Be assured of our ongoing prayers for all of you.
    Love & Prayers,
    Becki & David Haller

  7. I got to know Murf during my sales calls at Rizzi. He was a great person, and always kind and respectful regardless of what I was trying to pitch. I will miss working with him and offer my condolences.

    Paul Borden

  8. To the Murphy family (including Linda & family) – We are so sorry about Michael’s passing. We got to know him over the years through our friendship with Jennifer and always enjoyed seeing him. He was always so kind. We will miss him but are thankful that he did not suffer long.

  9. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know we’re sending love, hugs, prayers and peace for all if you!

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