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David Purcel

David Purcel ELYRIA — David “Pops” Purcel, 69, of Elyria, died Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio. He was born August 31, 1943 in Cleveland and was a 1961 graduate of John Marshall High School. Dave was employed for 41 years at Midland Steel Products in Cleveland, retiring in 2003. His favorite pastime was attending the sporting events of his grandson and theater and musical productions of his granddaughter. He also enjoyed family gatherings, playing cards, drawing, golf and bowling. Dave is survived by his wife of 46 years, Darla J. (nee Shipley); son David E. (Lynn) Purcel; grandson David R. Purcel and granddaughter Rachael N. Purcel, all of Amherst. He was preceded in death by his parents Evan and Athelda Purcel; brother Jack Purcel and a sister, Joan Sullen. Friends will be received Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Dicken Funeral Home, 323 Middle Avenue, Elyria. A funeral service will be Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Reverend Robert Gross, pastor of Lake Avenue United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria. For online condolences, visit www.dickenfuneralhome.com

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Dicken Funeral Home - Elyria
323 Middle Ave.  Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 322-3224
Published in The Morning Journal on Apr. 27, 2013
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