Jason Thomas Purcell(1979 - 2018)

Jason Thomas Purcell 1979 - 2018
RICHFIELD SPRINGS- Jason Thomas Purcell, 38, died unexpectedly due to heart failure on August 29, 2018. Jason was well-known in his home town of Richfield Springs and across New York State.
Memorial Service and Celebration of Life Reception to be held at Meadow Links Golf Course, Richfield Springs, NY, on Thursday, September 6, 2018, starting at 2:00 PM. We invite you to join us to break bread and share memories.
He was raised on Brick House Farm, working alongside his family where his extraordinary work ethic and dedication to friends and family was cultivated. As a child, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, and discovered his passion for snowmobiling. As a teenager, he worked at Meadow Links Golf Course where he helped construct the back nine holes. At age 17, he was the first player to land a Hole-in-One on the second green, earning him a plaque of recognition.
Most recently, Jason was employed by The Bette & Cring Construction Group as a Project Superintendent. He joined the group in 2001 as Laborer and earned several promotions due to his hard work and dedication, advancing his career as a well-respected leader in the field.
Jason was known for his infections smile and willingness to lend a helping hand. In his leisure time, he made many friends through his passion of snowmobiling that started as a teenager. During Jason's early years of snowmobiling, he was an active member of Canadarago Snowtoppers, organizing events and trail riding. Jason formed Purcell Motorsports, sponsoring Reved Up Racing, DK Racing, Reed Racing, and several others. He was an active member of many race teams, achieving multiple wins and championships. Most recently, Jason was an active member of Inlet Barnstormers Snowmobile Club in Old Forge.
Jason is survived by his daughter, Sage Elizabeth Purcell; parents, Steve and Barbara Purcell, of Richfield Springs; siblings, Rachel (Sean) Donnelly, of Haddam, CT, Nathan (Emily) Purcell, of Roan Mt., TN, and Sarah Purcell, of Los Angeles, CA; nieces and nephews, Kaitlin and Shannon Donnelly, and Jesse and Finley Purcell; and grandparents, Richard and Helen Allen, of York Beach, ME.
He was predeceased by his brother, Jonathan Jesse Purcell, on October 17, 1988, at age 3, and grandparents, Gerald and Lois Purcell, of Cobleskill, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Canadarago Snowtoppers who have always taken an active role in the community helping local families in time of need: Canadarago Snowtoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 1486, Richfield Springs, NY 13439.

Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2018