Robert Lee  Purdy
  • Donate to the American Cancer Society
  • Donate to the National Hospice Foundation

Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Mrs. Purdy, Ray and Cindy: My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have such wonderful memories of all of you during our swimming years in Meadville. My...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Dempsey - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Cindy, Sorry to hear of your father's passing. With deepest sympathy at this difficult time. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jim Hilson - Meadville, PA

“Thank you for everything you have done for all the people in Jacaranda. Your positive attitude and kindness will always be remembered.Lb5FH ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Frank Rossetti - Friend

“Dear Shirley and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Bob was a great man and friend. Bob and Lynda Lloyd ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bob and Lynda Lloyd - Meadville, PA

“Dear Shirley and family, I am so sorry for your loss of Bob's passing. I didn't know him real well but he was always friendly and he enjoyed going...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Marilyn Stebbins - North Port, FL

“Shirley,Ray and Cindy,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the many memories you share. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Beth Schreck Sturzebecher - PA

“Mrs. Purdy, Ray & Cindy, Sorry to hear of Mr. Purdy's passing. May looking back in memory bring more and more comfort and smiles each day. With...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Marcy Laderer Thomas - GA

“Cindy, Sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful man. Thinking of you in the tough time in your life. Sue ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Leffingwell Johnston - PA

“Truly saddened to hear of your loss. I always remember Mr. Purdy as a wonderful father and role model. Please know you are in my thoughts and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rebecca Servidio Clark - TN

“I was saddened by the passing of Bob because I worked with him for a number of years at the R.D. Werner Co. and have fond memories of that time. I...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Laird - Linesville, PA

“Ray and Cindy, I want to let you know that I am thinking of your family during this extremely tough time, Wally ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Wally Hoffman - Meadville, PA

“We first met Bob and Shirley as campers at the Stay-n-Play RV Resort in Nokomis, Fl. We became good friends there . Bob and Shirley bought a home in...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Charles and Esther Hargrave - NY


Robert Lee Purdy, 75, of Venice, FL died February 10, 2013. Bob was born May 25, 1937 in Clinton, PA to Olive (Douds) and James Lee Purdy. Bob graduated from Grove City College and after completing his MBA at NYU, Bob was employed at Koppers Co. in Pittsburgh, Pa, Talon in Meadville, Pa and Werner Ladder in Greenville, Pa. Throughout his life, he devoted much of his spare time to various community service organizations, often serving as an officer. Bob was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed extensive traveling. He was preceded in death by his son, James Howard Purdy. Survivors include his beloved wife, Shirley; his son, Raymond (Emiko) Purdy of Mineral, VA; daughter, Cynthia Purdy of North Port, FL; sisters: Joan (Paul) Mrha of Venice, FL and Carole (Donald) Stewart of Venice, FL; granddaughter, Stephanie Purdy, USAF, MacDill, Tampa, FL. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, Feb 28, at 2:30 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, Venice, FL. Inurnment will be at the Presbyterian Church in Clinton, PA. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given in memory of Robert L Purdy to the American Cancer Society , the Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292, or Tidewell Hospice , 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293.

Send Condolences

SEARCH OTHER SOURCES