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Christopher Terence PURDY

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PURDY Christopher Terence, 28, of Hardyston, NJ passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Born in Ridgewood, NJ, he resided most of his life in Oakland before moving to Hardyston. His interests included baseball, music and video games. Chris was employed as a mail room clerk with Toys R Us in Wayne.Beloved son of Rita and Terence Purdy. He is survived by his mother, Rita Purdy and companion, Garry Sytsma and his father, Terence Purdy and wife, Mary. Loving brother of Tanya and her husband Michael and nephew Morgan Mellet. Cherished grandson of Verjin Kececioglu. Dear nephew of Maggie Frazier, Aline Simonyan, Tim Purdy and Gary Simonyan. Loving cousin of Vincent and Katie Frazier, Laura, Peter, Nicolas and Pele Rensel.The old phrase of "You can't judge a book by its cover" fits true of this fine young man. Those of us fortunate enough to open the book discovered that we were the lucky ones.Race and skin color meant nothing to Chris. He looked at everyone as equals. He brightened up the day to all with whom he came in contact with, whether it was at school, work or acquaintances he met along the way. His boyish charm was magnetic from the young to the old.His big heart was evident wherever he went. Never has someone with so little, given so much, until there was no more to give.His parents specially thank him for filling their hearts with the greatest memories any child could have provided.The family will receive relatives and friends Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 1 to 5 pm at Vander Plaat Colonial Home, Inc., 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, 201-797-3500. A funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 that day at the funeral home. Cremation will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Chris may be made to the Salvation Army Food Pantry, P.O. Box 183, Franklin, NJ 07416. For additional information, please visit

Published in The Record/Herald News on Jan. 29, 2010
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