Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pechanga Development Commission Member Patrick Murphy Jr. Dies Former TASIN Board Member

 Sad news from the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians reservation near Temecula, CA.   

Patrick Murphy Jr.

It is with profound sadness that we inform you that Patrick Murphy, Jr., PDC Board Member and former Vice Chairman and Secretary of TASIN, passed away yesterday afternoon.  Patrick has served as an elected official since 1992, and served on the TASIN Executive Board from 2002 to 2010. Patrick was instrumental in the development and construction of Pechanga Resort Casino and related economic developments.


Patrick’s contribution to protecting tribal sovereignty and the advancement of tribal gaming extends beyond Pechanga.  As a tribal leader, he helped to pass laws that authorized tribal gaming in California and built relationships with local communities that have resulted in improved infrastructure, additional public safety, and funding for local schools. Patrick's generous heart extended beyond Pechanga; he cared deeply about the wellbeing of our community and lifting up those in need through support for several nonprofits in our region. 


Patrick is survived by his wife, Irene Murphy, his daughter Natasha Mendoza, his sons Michael Murphy and Patrick “PJ” Murphy, along with his two grandchildren Nikiilish and Eric Mendoza.

May his family find peace.


Anonymous said...

I guess you forgot the fact that he sexually harassed numerous female employees. In fact, one of these females had to be transferred from PDC, so he was not working directly with her on a daily basis. Such a great person....

Anonymous said...

We graduated from the same high school and walked paired up in our graduation because of alphabetical order. I feel a great since of pride to know he continue to have such a deep commitment to community and family. We all have weaknesses and flaws in our character, as we are only human. May those who have grievances against him find peace in forgiveness and may his family and friends be blessed with peace and comfort. Goodbye Murphy

Anonymous said...

Wow, I am so saddened to hear this news..I was the purchasing clerk and spent some time up the hill speaking with or delivering things to. We would occasionally run into eachother at the Pechanga gas station and talk. I was just sitting on my patio and thinking about Pat and came across this notice. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace my friend
Never forgotten 🍻