Joseph Lee Murphy, aka “Murph,” 77, of Oak Park, died on Sept. 26, 2019. He was the husband of Marcheta (Keta) (nee Shilling) for 56 years; the father of Michael (Dora), Kerry (Tom) Kolzow, and Tim and Katie; papa of Sean, Chelsea (Brett) Clausen, Ryan (fiancée, Alyssa), Kevin Murphy, Kelly, Abby (Mike) Cioffi, Tommy and Michael Kolzow, and Megan and Tim Murphy; the brother of Tom (Lillian) and the late Patrick; and brother-in-law of Gary (Molly) Shilling. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Forest Park’s Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home, 7319 W. Madison St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Oak Park’s St. Giles Church, 1045 Columbian Ave., at 10:30 a.m., followed by private interment.  

The family appreciates memorials to the Parkinson’s Association ( Additional information is available at 708-366-2200 or