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Walter Purnell, husband of the late Jo Ann Monk (nee Gallo). Loving father of Jody (Stuart) Nachman, Monica Becker, Tina (Duke) Webber, Sandy (Todd) Hunt, Wally (Susan) Monk and Jeannie (Mike) Meyer. Proud grandfather of Andy Nachman, Jaime (Derek) Beck, Stuart Becker, Eric (Alysha) Hoover, Spencer Hunt, Ryan, Justin and Kelli Monk, Drew, Will and Grace Meyer and the late Peter Meyer. Great-grandfather of Natalie and Sylvia Beck, Casey and Cadence Becker, Michael and Tristan Hoover. Dear brother of John and Richard Monk and the late Charles, Raymond, Elmer, Robert Monk and Jane Browning. Also survived by brother and sister-in-laws Rosemary Hankinson, Peggy Gallo, Janet Hollen, Mona Gallo and Robert (Gert) Gallo. Preceded in death by his parents Charles and Lillian Monk. Walt, a resident of Union Township, passed away Sunday October 6, 2013 at the age of 87. He Proudly served his country in the United States Navy during both WWII and the Korean Wars aboard the USS York Town and the USS Shangri-La as a Plank Man and on landing craft. The Visitation at the E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, 177 West Main St., (St Rt. 125) Amelia, Friday, October 11th, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Honor Flight Tri State Headquarters, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249 or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. www.ecnurre.com
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Oct. 10, 2013