Robert Lee Purdy

Purdy, Robert Lee
May 25, 1937 - Feb. 10, 2013
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 2801 Fruitville Road, Suite 250, Sarasota, FL 34237, Christ United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292, or Tidewell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293. To share a memory visit


Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 24 to Feb. 25, 2013