Friends Mourn the Passing of Charles Murphy

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Honora & Charles Murphy

The FAL Board sends our deepest sympathy to board member Honora Murphy and her family for the loss of her beloved husband Charles. Honora and Charles were married for 70 years and raised 14 children. Charles, a 56 year resident of Alameda, was an electrical engineer for more than 50 years. He supported his wife Honora (as a silent partner) in her extensive community work which has won her many honors in the city and region.

The family asks that donations be made to the Friends of the Alameda Free Library, where you can find books and materials on Charles’ favorite subjects: hydroelectric dams, topographical maps of the Sierra Nevada, best fishing in the Bay and Delta, California Beach access, and much more. To read more about Charles’ remarkable life, see the family’s tribute. Donations to FAL in memory of Charles may be made here.