The Reverend Thomas R. Dunphy, 86, pastor of St. Martin of Tours, Valley City, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017, in Cuyahoga Falls. He was born November 24, 1930, in Akron, to the late William M. and Margaret Helen (nee Hogue) Dunphy.
Father Dunphy's first assignment as an ordained Roman Catholic Priest was at St. Raphael Church in Bay Village Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist, Cleveland, Chaplain at the Akron University Newman Center and St. Edward Care Center, Fairlawn and Pastor of St. Martin of Tours, Valley City from 1986 to present.
Father will be greatly missed. His friendly smile, his love to break out into song (usually something Irish), his generous heart and desire to be of service to all those in need truly reflected his love of the Lord.
Father Dunphy was one of nine children, Margaret M. (David) Saltz, (deceased), Patricia R. (Henry) Fuller, (deceased), William M,. Jr. (deceased), (wife Martha), James J. (late Betty), Jerome R. (deceased) (wife Marty), Elaine W. (Bill) Osborne, Terence B. and Marianne (Paul deceased) Henterly and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M., Thursday, March 16, 2017, at St. Martin of Tours, 1800 Station Road, Valley City. Vesper Service will be held 3 P.M., Wednesday, March 15, 2017 and visitation following till 8 P.M., at the church. Burial will be at St. Martin Church Cemetery,Valley City.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Martin of Tours, in memory of Father Dunphy.
The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, has the honor of serving the Dunphy family.