1950 — 2013
Thank you for reading the MtDemocrat.com digital edition. In order to continue reading this story please choose one of the following options.
If you are a current subscriber and wish to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com, please select the Subscriber Verification option below. If you already have a login, please select "Login" at the lower right corner of this box.
Special Introductory Offer
For a short time we will be offering a discount to those who call us in order to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your print subscription. Our customer support team will be standing by Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm to assist you.
If you are not a current subscriber and wish not to take advantage of our special introductory offer, please select the $12 monthly option below to obtain access to MtDemocrat.com and start your online subscription
Judge Murphy passed away Sept. 15, 2013, after a long battle with liver cancer and transplant rejection, in his mountain home in El Dorado County. Born in Greenbrae, he was a veteran of the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene, known nationally for his smokey vocals in the Bay Area based bands, ZERO and Lansdale Station. He worked with some of the music industry’s best talents in a career spanning four decades.
Judge was also a Master Craftsman. He began boat building in 1972, was a member of Carpenter’s Local 35 and went on to build custom homes for Fortune 500 clients. A Redwood High School alumnus, he also attended UC Berkeley. Judge was a member of Church of Our Savior in Placerville. He loved life, had a wacky since of humor, a great smile, hearty laugh and open heart, was fearless and dependable and will be missed by thousands. His finest achievement was fatherhood.
Judge was preceded in death by his father, Jack Murphy of Mill Valley; and mother, Lyba Murphy of Greenbrae. He is survived by his wife, Lauren Murphy; and their daughter; Lyba of Camino; daughter, Laurel Ghiringhelli and granddaughter, Juliet of Fairfax; and brother, Scott Murphy of Greenbrae.
A private service is scheduled for Oct. 25. For more details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A benefit concert for Judge’s 10-year-old daughter, Lyba, will follow that evening at Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre.