Charles E. Murphy

Born: Sat., Feb. 7, 1948
Died: Sun., May 3, 2020

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Charles E. Murphy, “Shotgun Red”, 72, of Pleasant Township, Warren, PA, went to the final rendezvous and took a seat at the final table on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA. He was born on February 7, 1948, in Ridgway, PA, to the late Charles C. Murphy and Mary M. Murphy, who precede him in death. Charlie, as he was known to his friends, family, and associates, graduated from Ridgway Area High School, in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during 1968 and 1969, until he was medically retired. He worked as a fire tower watcher for several years for the Pennsylvania DEP before moving to Warren to marry his future wife, Sharon M. Nobles in 1973. He was an avid hunter and shooter, a wine and beer maker, and ATV rider, a BBQ pit master, who loved to cook and eat his best work. He was a strong supporter of his Second Amendment Rights and was a life member of the NRA. He retired from Cummins Inc. in 2010, after 33 years in the field of metallurgy and electron microscopy. Charlie is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon M. (Nobles) Murphy; his three daughters, Tonia J. (Dewayne) Fitzgerald, of Lander, Kimberly C. (Terry) McNutt, of Lander, Charlie M. (Chris) Nelson, of Warren, his unofficial daughter, Janet Walter, of Lander; his sister, Susan M. (Richard) Russell, of Meadville, PA; his grandchildren, Matthew Brady, Hunter McNutt, Kayden Nelson, Taylyn Nelson, Gabe Walter, Emily Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family and announced at a later date. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery. The family would like to thank the hospital staff who cared for Charlie, as well as the staff at the Cancer Center. The family has also requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be given to the Warren Cancer Center, 105 Lee St, Warren, PA 16365.

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Russ Merritt
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
So sorry for the loss of Charlie. Keep your powder dry and watch your top knot buddy!

Shelly Holland
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Charles passing. I enjoyed many conversations with him over the years of being his hairdresser. He loved his family and enjoyed his hobbies. May the Peace of God be with you all.

Patty Warner
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. May you keep his spirit alive in the memories you have.

Mark Hinderleider
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
I got to work with Charlie and was always amazed at his attention to detail and careful work. He was always a joy to talk with. Rest in peace Charlie.

Jim Constantino
   Posted Wed May 06, 2020
I had the pleasure to work with Charlie in the lab at Cummins for 15 years. I believe he even wrote standards for the company that's being used today. He also taught me how to make beer & wine. I bet he had some real good wine recipes! This veteran will be surely missed....

Kevin Martin
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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