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DR. RONALD C. PURCELL October 5, 1932 - September 7, 2011 Ron Purcell, loving husband and father, and internationally recognized performer, teacher, scholar, of all things related to the guitar, passed away peacefully at his home in Sherman Oaks, CA on September 7, 2011. Ron earned degrees in...

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Miss you dad! I miss your wisdom and your calls to me ever Sunday!

I studied with Ron from 1979-82, all wonderful years. I remember him as a dedicated and passionate teacher and researcher, with a slightly evil sense of humor. Rest in peace, my friend.

To Beth and family: our condolences go out to you. I will always remember my years of study with Ron, even though this is some 30 years ago. Kindest regards.

As a classical guitar enthusiast and supporter of fine arts and music, a true appreciation of the efforts that Dr. Purcell has contributed to the world cannot merely be expressed in words... I am thankful for all his efforts in life and hope others will continue his pioneer breakthroughs in music.

I have been tremendouly blessed to have been a student of Maestro Ron Purcell. He was a great teacher, friend and mentor. I will never forget the precious time I got to spend with him. My sadness is replaced by joy knowing that he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. See you in the Kingdom Ron! God bless you Beth and family.

Dad, I will cherish and remember the times we went fishing or on pack trips together in the Sierra’s. I will miss playing golf with you, and will always remember the fun we had at the courses we played. I will long for those philosophical conversations we used to carry. I will remember what you taught me, be it shooting a firearm, working on a house, history, philosophy, or interpretation of music. I will search for your wisdom and guidance in the choices and decisions I must make in the...

We are thankful for the cherished memories of growing up
together. Ron was a great brother and friend. Oh, how
we will miss him.
Lou Purcell and Joan Walter

Riley with Grandpa began as my stepfather...but you became my dad. I love you and will miss the times with you and Riley down in your garden. I will miss seeing your face light up and your smile when we where all in the house. Seeing the true love you had for mom is the best think i could see and feel. Thank you, I will miss the music you and Riley would conpose... I love you!