Friends of the University

An economics professor at CSU Fresno, FBI agent, and pilot during World War II and the Korean conflict, Charles “Mike” Murphy was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family, golfing or riding his horse, and traveling the world. He was a longtime banker in the Central Valley and owner of Murphy Bank in Fresno, California. He also served on the Board of Fellows at SCU. On Nov. 28, 2016, he passed away at the age of 93 with his wife of 59 years, Dolores Murphy, by his side. His parents, Frank and May Murphy, sister Frances Rauscher, and granddaughter Kayla Murphy preceded him in death. The Kayla Elizabeth Murphy Scholarship fund at SCU has been established in her honor. Mike is survived by his wife, Dolores; his children, Patrick and wife Jody, Brigeen and husband Craig, and Michael and wife Gemma; and his grandchildren, Mariana and Tilly.

03 Jan 2017