June 11, 1942 – July 1, 2022
Eugene “Gene” Murphy lost his battle with cancer on July 1st, 2022, with family by his side.
Born June 11, 1942 in San Francisco’s Mission district, where he was raised. Gene attended St. James grammar school and was a graduate of Mission High. Summers were spent on the beach in Monte Rio, where he also served as a lifeguard from 1958 to 1962. He was very proud of the fact that no one ever drowned on his watch. He joined the San Francisco Fire department in 1971 and served 35 years before retiring as a Lieutenant. Gene was blessed to have celebrated his 80th birthday with his family and friends.
He will be missed by his wife, Debi and sons John (Jackie) and Willie. Step-son, Phil (Brooke) Coberly. Also survived by his sister Eleanor Gerigk. Four grandchildren: Johnathan, Alyssa, Chandler, Tristin. Four great grandchildren: Camille, Weston, Gracelynn and Beckham, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Edward J Murphy, mother Eleanor Wall, brother Edward Murphy and brother-in-law Bernard Gerigk.
A Memorial/Rosary service will be held Monday July 11, 6pm – 7pm at Eggen & Lance (visitation starts at 4pm), 1540 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.
A funeral at Eggen & Lance, July 12th, beginning at 11am, followed by a burial service at Santa Rosa Memorial Park, 1900 Franklin Ave., Santa Rosa. A reception to follow at Eggen & Lance.
Location: Eggen & Lance Chapel: 1540 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa
Visitation: Monday, July 11, 2022 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Funeral: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:00am With Burial to follow
Burial: Santa Rosa Memorial Park
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