ROWLAND J. PURDY (Age 89) "R.J."
A resident of The Fairfax in Fort Belvoir, VA, passed away, unexpectedly, October 31, 2012. He was born in Litchfield, Michigan, served honorably as an MP in WWII
, including time as aide to the Ambassador to China. He then attended the University of Michigan
, receiving an AB degree in Political Science and owned a farm equipment dealership in Ohio for 39 years. He and his wife, moved to Virginia, in 1994, to be near their daughter. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Don Porter, of Alexandria, grandchildren, Matthew and Samantha Porter, and many nieces and nephews. His wife of 58 years, Nancy Troup Purdy, predeceased him in 2011. Memorial Services are being planned at Fort Myer and Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Arrangements entrusted to Demaine Funeral Home, 520 South Washington St., Alexandria, VA, 22314, 703-549-0074.