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JOSEF PURKART, 76, succumbed to lung cancer on March 5, 2016. Josef was born in Wels, Austria, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1965. He received his Ph.D. in German from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1971. He taught German and medieval Latin studies at U.C. Riverside from 1970 to 1988. In his retirement, Josef was the proprietor of Josef's Books, an antiquarian bookstore in downtown Riverside. Josef is survived by his five children: Deborah Carpenter of San Diego, Josef Eduard Purkart of Riverside, Karina Purkart of Santa Cruz, and Renata Purkart and Johannes Purkart of Los Angeles. Memorial services will be private.


Published in Press-Enterprise from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2016
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