Charles Murphy

July 6, 1957 Ė Aug. 6, 2008

Charles Murphy, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at his home at age 51. John was born July 6, 1957, the son of James and Marlene Murphy.

John took great pride in his work at Goodwill in Pewaukee and will be missed by his co-workers. He loved the outdoors, swimming and traveling. He will always be remembered as a sharing and caring person.

John will be deeply missed by his loving parents, James and Marlene of Waukesha; his brothers, James of Waukesha and Thomas of Eagle; his sisters, Cindy Sayles of Waukesha and Dawn Johnson of Waukesha; his nephew, Dennis (Kristin) Sayles; and his niece, Jennifer Johnson. John was the great-uncle of Jayden and Owen Sayles and is further survived by other relatives and his longtime roommate, David Hansen.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Olga Springer and James and Emeline Murphy, and his loving foster grandmother, Christina Boewe.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 9, at St. Lukeís Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha. The Rev. Gary Liedtke will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Johnís name are appreciated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America, 4125 N. 124th St., Unit A, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Johnís family would like to thank the staffs at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Froedtert Hospital, ProHealth Care Hospice and the caregivers at Johnís home for all the wonderful care John received during his illness. A special thank you is also sent to Chuck and the staff at the Lutheran Social Services.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit