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George L. Purdy

OBIT FLAGGeorge L. Purdy, 76, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 20, 2014. Born in Lloydsville, Ohio on October 25, 1937, to Lawrence and Effie Pierce Purdy, he was an area resident PURDY_GEORGEmost of his life.

George, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, was a Marine Corps veteran and a retired Akron City Police officer with over 26 years of service. He was a member of FOP Lodge 7.

George is survived by his loving family; wife of almost 35 years, Kehren; children, Georgetta Purdy, Kenneth Purdy and Melinda “Mindy” Stewart and her husband Chris Sr.; grandchildren, Chris Jr., Evan, Russell, Cameron; three great grandchildren; sister, Betty (Roger) Neff and Jane Davis; “Poppy’s Special Angel”, Peaches; and many other dear relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, February 24, 2014 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Hecker Funeral Home (330) 699-2600, in Uniontown, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11 A.M., with Rev. Robert Denton officiating and where police honors will be conducted by FOP Lodge 7. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

For those wishing, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7796 Darrow Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087.